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Small White Wave
Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1875 / 70.111
Photo © Lee Gregory,  Lynford 07/06/08

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Satin Wave
Idaea subsericeata
Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam, birches and wild roses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Broadleaved woodland and heathland habitats.

Darker contrasting cross lines than other small waves.

Recorded in 40 (58%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
07/06/2021127TG20 - Norwich
16/08/2020127TG33 - Bacton
04/07/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
12/06/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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