Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Goat Willow, Grey Willow, sallows and poplars.
|Year first recorded||1905||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2309||156||4930|
|Number of individuals||3151||256||6814|
For the region, we have a total of 4930 records from 472 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 1955 Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.) and aspen (Populus tremens). In Dorset, the moth frequents sallow-rich habitat which is mainly, but not exclusively, in damp situations; it is seldom seen far from sallow-rich habitat. The moth is double brooded in Dorset, but, like the Common White Wave1955, relatively high numbers between the respective brood peaks in late-May and mid-August suggest an additional univoltine cycle.