Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small White Wave
Asthena albulata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1875 / 70.111
Photo © Graham Feathestone,  Harwood Dale

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This moth is quite conspicuous but usually flies in the hour before dusk and so is not often taken at light (Skinner, 1984). There is no VC65 record for this mainly woodland species, although it is recorded from Langdon Beck, VC66, just to the north-west of the High Force in Upper Teesdale (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).

2012 (CHF): Very local in small numbers usually in the centre or north-east of the county and not recorded every year. There are in fact old VC65 records as Porritt mentioned it from the Richmond area and it was recorded in Swaledale in 1961.

Recorded in 41 (21%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Small Autumnal Moth  |  Dingy Shell >
Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam, birches and wild roses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2023162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
21/06/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
15/06/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
13/06/2023261SE64 - Wheldrake
10/06/2023261SE64 - Wheldrake
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