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Small Dusty Wave
Idaea seriata

(Schrank, 1802) 1707 / 70.008
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and recorded from all five vice-counties, but generally no more than fairly common. This moth is quite a feature of urban and suburban areas, and can often be found at lit windows or seen flying at dusk.

2012 (CHF): Now regularly bivoltine in the county with peaks of emergence in July and September. Widespread across the county and doing well. Can be mistaken for a pug!

Recorded in 120 (60%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: Two Generations. June - July, August -September
Foodplant:   Plant debris
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/10/2022163SE23 - Horsforth / Headingly / Pudsey
11/10/2022163SE04 - Keighley / Silsden
07/10/2022161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
04/10/2022163SE72 - Goole
03/10/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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