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70.006 ~ 1705 ~ Dwarf Cream Wave  ~ Idaea fuscovenosa
UK Status

Local in England as far as Northumberland and in Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. First recorded at Carreghofa, near Llanymynech in the north-east of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-11mm.

Confusion species

Dotted Border Wave, Silky Wave, Isle of Wight Wave and Small Fan-footed Wave.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wherever the foodplant is found, especially in areas of limestone.


Various low-lying plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva August to May. Pupation site unknown.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by CSB, 10th July 2020, Carreghofa