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Small Fan-footed Wave
Idaea biselata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1702 / 70.013
Photo © Terry Box, 12 Jul 2020,  SE4571Brafferton, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

This is a common and widespread species all across the county, occurring in a variety of habitats. Both distribution and abundance have not altered in the county in recent years.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly widely distributed but seldom recorded (YNU, 1970), it is now known to occur in many sites throughout the five vice-counties.

Recorded in 166 (83%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Various low-growing plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/2023164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
09/10/2023161TA17 - Bempton
08/10/2023161TA17 - Bempton
05/10/2023161TA17 - Bempton
15/09/2023164SE42 - Castleford / Pontefract
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