The Moths of Suffolk
1970 Grass Wave, Perconia strigillaria, (Hübner, 1787)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Localised to the Sandling heaths

Habitats : Heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June, literature gives May to July

Larval foodplants : heathers and broom

Morley's Final Catalogue : Surprisingly local, probably, in the decadent category of the above C. belgaria. Not recorded since Mr. Bond found it at Newmarket, as is related in 'Fenland'. Never seen in the County through forty years (Morley).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-20mm, Wingspan 36-41mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCommon White Wave, Cabera pusaria
Common Wave, Cabera exanthemata

Compare confusion species
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Snape Warren, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Tangham, Suffolk (25.vi.2005) © M Deans
Found at night under moth trap amongst Heather - Tunstall common, Suffolk (24.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman