Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Photo © David Hunt,  Harpenden, Hertfordshire (08/07/18)

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Dwarf Cream Wave
Idaea fuscovenosa

(Goeze, 1781) 1705 / 70.006

General comments
Widespread resident.

This is another widespread species that is likely to turn up in all places where surveys are undertaken, although it rarely attends light traps in large number and is more easily found by beating edge habitats such as hedges at dusk.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2024121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
31/08/2023121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
31/08/2023220TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
30/08/2023120TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
30/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
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Forewing: 9-11m.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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