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Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)

Dwarf Cream Wave
70.0060 (B&F: 1705)

Synonym(s):
Idaea interjectaria sensu Herrich-Schäffer, 1847 nec (Boisduval, 1840)
Idaea dilutaria sensu Lederer, 1853 nec (Hübner, [1799])


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Sterrhinae
        »Tribe: Idaeini

A resident that often occurs sparingly or fairly commonly in a wide range of habitats, although it is sometimes common at mv light on waste ground near the coast, especially on vegetated shingle beaches. Widespread in the west, less so in the east, but very local in numbers. In decline. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to mid August, occasionally from late June. Larvae feed on Dandelion and have also been associated with hedge bedstraw. (Pratt, 2011)

Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Scotney Estate, 14 vii 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Three Oaks, 09 vii 2019
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Warnham LNR, 23 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Findon Valley, 10 vii 2008
Photo: Mike Snelling
Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Lindfield, 11 vii 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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