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Common Wave
Cabera exanthemata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1956 / 70.278
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Common White Wave
Cabera pusaria
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from damp areas overall five vice-counties, although rather locally in VC61 and apparently absent from the Wolds. Occasionally common but generally taken in smaller numbers than C. pusaria (Linnaeus).

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county particularly in damp areas with sallows. No recent changes in numbers or distribution.

Recorded in 156 (78%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July and July - September
Foodplant:   Goat Willow, Grey Willow, sallows and poplars
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
21/09/2023265SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
09/09/2023161TA18 - Filey
07/09/2023264SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
01/09/2023161TA04 - Beverley (N)
29/08/2023163SE13 - Bradford
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