Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata
Adult • Bere Alston, Devon • © Ian Kimber

70.011 BF1708
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata

(Hufnagel, 1767)


Wingspan 13-18 mm.

A rather pretty species which is found mainly in damp locations such as marshy woodland, fens and river banks.

Generally common throughout Britain, apart from Scotland, where it only occurs in the south.

Flying from June to August, the adult moths can be attracted to light.

The larvae feed from Autumn through the winter on cow parsley (Anthriscus) and burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella).
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