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)

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

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