Common White Wave - Cabera pusaria

    Description

    Wingspan 25-28 mm. This species resembles the Common Wave (C. exanthemata) but is generally whiter with more parallel cross-lines on the forewing.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It occupies woodland, copses and similar habitats.

    When to see it

    During the day it rests in low herbage and can easily be disturbed, but its natural flight time is from dusk onwards, when it can be found between May and August in one or two generations.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on a number of trees and shrubs, especially Birch.

    UK Status

    Commonly distributed throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    70.277 BF1955

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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