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1707 ~ Small Dusty Wave ~ Idaea seriata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,NE.

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species in the county. Recorded in Welshpool in 1963 and then not again until 2010 when one was found at Middletown.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-21mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Hedgerows, gardens and rough ground.

Foodplant

Withered leaves and other plant debris.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-May and July. Pupates on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 26th July 2012, Middletown

Photo by JEH, 26th June 2015, Monts.

Photo by SOS, 10th July 2015, Guilsfield