The Moths of Suffolk
1707 Small Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata, (Schrank, 1802)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, grassland, gardens,

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late May to July and August to September

Larval foodplants : Apparently unknown in the wild, possibly withered leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : To be noticed sitting everywhere on tree-trunks and palings throughout the County.

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-11mm, Wingspan 19-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSlender Pug, Eupithecia tenuiata
Maple Pug, Eupithecia inturbata

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (26.v.2005) © Paul Kitchener
Thetford (23.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
 
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Eye (22.v.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2008) © Neil Sherman