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70.016 ~ 1713 ~ Riband Wave ~ Idaea aversata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-35mm.

Confusion species

Plain Wave, Portland Riband Wave.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Many low growing herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva July-May. Pupates in a cocoon in the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 26th July 2008, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 15th July 2008, Llanfyllin
Pic shows form remutata - trapped far more frequently at Llanfyllin than the typical form shown left

Photo by PRW, 28th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 20th June 2012, Commins Coch
Pic shows an unusual dark speckled form