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Dwarf Cream Wave
Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1705 / 70.006
Photo © Garry Barlow

Similar West Midlands Species
Small Fan-footed Wave
Idaea biselata
Forewing: 9-11m
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Not known in the wild
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A species of the south and east of England so rather uncommon across our region.

A species of hedgerows, scrubby grasslands, mature gardens etc.

Note care needed to separate from the common Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 49 (35%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1859.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
19/07/2022137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
18/07/2022140SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
18/07/2022140SJ71 - Newport
17/07/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
Further info: Idaea fuscovenosa
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