|1709 ~ Satin Wave ~ Idaea subsericeata|
Resident. Common S(C).
Rarely recorded and found in just a handful of sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 22-25mm.
Dotted Border Wave, Silky Wave.
Woodland, hedgerows, scrub on heathland, downland and gardens.
Little is known about its foodplant in the wild, although in captivity it is known to eat dandelion, knot grass and other herbaceous plants.
Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-May. Pupates in loose soil.
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Photo by MDH, 3rd June 2011, Llanfyllin
Photo by PB, 16th June 2011, Morben ISAF