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1877 ~ Waved Carpet ~ Hydrelia sylvata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B W,SE,SW.

Montgomeryshire Status

Uncommon, this 'Nationally Scarce B' species is found mainly in the of the south and west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

Welsh Wave.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland and scrub often near water courses.


Alder, birch, sallow and chestnut.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa. Larva late July-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th June 2009, Commins Coch