Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small White Wave
Asthena albulata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1875 / 70.111

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

The Small White Wave is a woodland moth and only seen outside that habitat on exceptional occasions. Thus, it is missing from many garden moth trap lists and the absence of records in the north-east of the county is probably genuine; gaps in the south are more likely to reflect under-recording.

Recorded in 23 (56%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
10/06/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
29/07/2022120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
11/07/2022120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
28/06/2022120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam, birches and wild roses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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