|1715 ~ Plain Wave ~ Idaea straminata|
A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from most parts of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 28-33mm.
Riband Wave, Portland Riband Wave.
Mainly found in open woodland and scrubby heathland, but also found in gardens.
Little is known about its foodplant in the wild, although in captivity it is known to eat dandelion, knot grass and sallow.
Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-May. Pupates in the plant debris.
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Photo by MDH, 14th July 2009, Llanfyllin