Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Bright Wave
Idaea ochrata

(Prout, 1913) 1696 / 70.003

General comments
Immigrant / vagrant

There is a single record, from the Rothamsted Estate at Harpenden on 19th July 1983 (Adrian Riley). This is a coastal species, suspected to be an occasional immigrant to Britain, and this may be the source of our Hertfordshire record.

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Recorded in 1 (2%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 1983.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/1983120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
12/07/1983120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Thought to feed on sandhill plants found at coastal locations
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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