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Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Riband Wave
70.0160 (B&F: 1713)


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

A resident that is often fairly common to common in a wide range of habitats, and sometimes very common to mv light in woods. Probably generally distributed. Normally single-brooded, flying most numerously from late June to late August, sometimes from late May. A partial second emergence occasionally appears, chiefly from late August to late September, sometimes to late October, as in 1990, 1995, 2006, and 2010. Adults have been seen in every week from late May to late October. Larvae feed on Bedstraw and Chickweed. (Pratt, 2011)

Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
unusual form
Brighton, 09 vi 2017
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Typical form
Warnham LNR, 18 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Typical form
Ripe, 8 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Typical form
Climping, 31 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
ab. remutata
Ripe, 16 ix 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
ab. remutata
Peacehaven, 8 vii 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
ab. remutata
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
rare aberration
Hampden Park, 9 vi 2011
Photo: Ron Elphick

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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