Single-dotted Wave - Idaea dimidiata

    Description

    Wingspan 13-18 mm. A small but rather pretty species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found mainly but not always in damp locations such as marshy woodland, fens and river banks.

    When to see it

    Flying from June to August, the adult moths can be attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed from autumn through the winter on Cow Parsley and Burnet Saxifrage.

    UK Status

    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.

    VC55 Status

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

    Reference
    70.011 BF1708

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map