The Moths of Suffolk
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave, Idaea fuscovenosa, (Goeze, 1781)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and frequent

Habitats : Grassland, fens, woodland, gardens

Flight Period : Single brooded; June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Unknown in the wild

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-11mm, Wingspan 19-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultDotted Border Wave, Idaea sylvestraria
Small Fan-footed Wave, Idaea biselata
Silky Wave, Idaea dilutaria

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
19 100 4

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye ( © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vii.2009) © A Prichard