|1710s1 ~ Weaver's Wave ~ Idaea contiguaria|
Resident. Nat. Scarce A
This 'Nationally Scarce A' species, which is only found in north Wales, has only been recorded once at Pistyll Rhaeadr on the northern edge of the county in 2005.
Wingspan : M & F, 20-21mm.
Heather clad hillsides.
Mostly heather, but has also been found on crowberry and navelwort.
Overwinters as a part grown larva amongst the foodplant. Larva August-May. Pupates in a fragile cocoon.
Click map for larger image
Photo by DC, July 2005, Pistyll Rhaeadr