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70.013 ~ 1702 ~ Small Fan-footed Wave ~ Idaea biselata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common and widespread species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-25mm.

Confusion species

Dwarf Cream Wave.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaved woodland, gardens and most rural areas..


Little is known about its foodplant in the wild, although in captivity it is known to eat dandelion and plantains.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-May. Pupates in the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 10th July 2010, Llanfyllin