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  Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata  

B&F: 1707

ABH: 70.008

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Rather local.

Primary Habitat: Gardens.

Flight Period: Double brooded from June to September.

Localities: Nene Campus, Rushton Hall School grounds, Fineshade and Easton on the Hill.

Observations: I have found the moth to be much more common in gardens and urban habitats than elsewhere and due to lack of recording in such places it is probably more widespread than records suggest. Some examples are darker than others but I have not seen the melanic ab. bischoffaria in the county.

L.O.N.: 1907. Weedon, Kettering etc. Rather common.

First Record: 1885, Wallis