The Moths of Suffolk
1956 Common Wave, Cabera exanthemata, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Carr, woodland, fens, gardens, heathland, scrub

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

Larval foodplants : willows and sallows, Aspen and poplars

Morley's Final Catalogue : No less frequent than the last (Common White Wave) and equally wide spread; sometimes at Monks Soham light in July.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 30-35mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCommon White Wave, Cabera pusaria

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Gedre, Pyrenees, France (vi.2010) © Neil Sherman
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (27.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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Larva beaten from Sallow - North Cove, Suffolk (16.ix.2012) © A Prichard
Larva beaten from Sallow - North Cove, Suffolk (16.ix.2012) © A Prichard
Found feeding on Sallow - Wolves wood, Suffolk (ix.2013) © Neil Sherman