Single-dotted Wave - Idaea dimidiata
Wingspan 13-18 mm. A small but rather pretty species.
Found mainly but not always in damp locations such as marshy woodland, fens and river banks.
Flying from June to August, the adult moths can be attracted to light.
The larvae feed from autumn through the winter on Cow Parsley and Burnet Saxifrage.
Generally common throughout Britain, apart from Scotland where it only occurs in the south. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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