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Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Small White Wave
70.1110 (B&F: 1875)

Synonym(s):
Asthena candidata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Asthenini

A species which can be seen fairly commonly or commonly at dusk flying along woodland rides, and also in small numbers at mv light. It is a widespread species, but has become scarce in some northern areas. Double-brooded in two overlapping emergences, this moth can be seen on the wing usually from late April until early September. Larvae feed on silver birch, hazel, rose and hornbeam. (Pratt, 2011)

Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Rewell Wood, 30 iv 2013
Photo: Colin Knight
Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Lindfield, 07 v 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman
Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Findon Valley, 14 vii 2008
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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