The Moths of Suffolk
1875 Small White Wave, Asthena albulata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Broadleaved woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to mid-August, the odd September record

Larval foodplants : Hazel, Hornbeam, birches and wild roses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant throughout the County, especially in sylvan places e.g. Bentley, Ipswich, Foxhall, Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-11mm, Wingspan 20-22mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
56 100 25 38 5

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Kent (24.iv.2004) © L Gregory
Sussex (iv.2004) © M Deans
Lynford, Norfolk ( © Lee Gregory