Small Fan-footed Wave - Idaea biselata

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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)

Reference
70.013 BF1702

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Small Fan-footed Wave
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Geometridae
Records on NatureSpot:
234
First record:
01/01/1998 (Adrian Russell)
Last record:
10/08/2023 (Braker, Michael)

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