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1956 ~ Common Wave ~ Cabera exanthemata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-34mm.

Confusion species

Common White Wave.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, carr and wet sites.


Goat willow, grey willow, poplars and sallows.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 28th June 2010, Commins Coch