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70.277 ~ 1955 ~ Common White Wave ~ Cabera pusaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-35mm.

Confusion species

Common Wave and Grass Wave.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland and scrub.


Downy birch, silver birch, alder and sallows.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa amongst the debris on the soil. Larva late June-October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2008, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 18th May 2010, Commins Coch