Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Photo © Roger Millard,  Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire (14/06/24)

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Satin Wave
Idaea subsericeata

(Haworth, 1809) 1709 / 70.009

General comments
Very local resident.

Bowyer (1888) records this moth from Haileybury School (Broxbourne Woods area) in Hertfordshire; the first Middlesex record is not until 1940 (Ruislip area). It seems the moth has always been rather a scarcity in the area. Today (end of 2023) We have reports of single examples in garden light traps and of larger numbers at a few discrete sites, especially in the river valleys and avoiding the urban zone in general.

Recorded in 21 (51%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2023121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
19/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
23/06/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
21/06/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
20/06/2023220TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July. (Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Various plants, including Knotgrass, Dandelion, and Chickweed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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