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Plain Wave
Idaea straminata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1715 / 70.018
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Rammamere Heath 2017

Similar Upper Thames Species
Riband Wave
Idaea aversata
Foodplant:   Unknown.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Local across the region in open woodland. Records away from this habitat may be due to confusion with the similar Riband Wave. Care is therefore needed when recording it, and a specimen or good photograph is required.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 35 (45%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2022122SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
04/08/2022222SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
02/07/2022+24SP81 - Aylesbury, Aston Clinton
22/06/2022222SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
21/06/2022122SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
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