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Riband Wave
Idaea aversata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1713 / 70.016
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Cottingham VC 61 - f. remutata

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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and often common over all five vice-counties except possibly on the higher moorland areas. There are two forms of this moth, one with the typical banded appearance and the other (ab. remutata (Linnaeus)) which lacks these markings. Both occur frequently in the County.

2012 (CHF): Widespread and common across the county. Between 10 and 20% are of the banded form.

Recorded in 172 (86%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - August (September - October)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2022161TA04 - Beverley (N)
06/10/2022163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
03/10/2022161SE92 - Swanland
03/10/2022164SE34 - Harewood
01/10/2022163SE32 - Wakefield (N)
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