Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1970||1986||1970|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||520||60||1160|
|Number of individuals||1084||76||2320|
For the region, we have a total of 1160 records from 198 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1970.
Similar species: 1713 Riband Wave.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread but local species in Britain, the larva is polyphagous on withered leaves of herbaceous plants such as stitchwort (Stellaria spp.) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, the moth is restricted to sandy soils where it colonises deciduous birch and/or oak woodland and scrub. This species resembles the Riband Wave1713, and care is needed to correctly identify it.