Small Fan-footed Wave - Idaea biselata


    Wingspan 15-20 mm. The intensity of the markings varies and one regular dark form has been named fimbriolata.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland, plantations, heaths and gardens.

    When to see it

    Flies from evening onwards between June and August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed from August through the winter on a variety of low-growing plants.

    UK Status

    Quite common over much of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

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

    70.013 BF1702

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map