Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Small White Wave
Asthena albulata
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Satin Wave
Idaea subsericeata

(Haworth, 1809) 1709 / 70.009

Morley's Final Catalogue: Locally common in sylvan places. Bentley Woods (Baylis); both there and Sproughton in June 1893-1904 (Mly); Ipswich (Ml); Hemley (Wlr); Blaxhall (Hkr); Southwold (Ctw); Beccles (Ml). Stowmarket (C); Creeting Hills in May 1933 (D). Tuddenham (Nurse).

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common on sandy soils in the Brecks and Sandlings.

Life history: Double-brooded. Second brood much stronger in recent years and flying later.

Identification: Small white wave is superficially similar but the cross lines are more jagged.

Habitat: Sandy grassland and heathland habitats.

Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
17/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July. (Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Various plants, including Knotgrass, Dandelion, and Chickweed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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