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|Plain Wave Idaea straminata|
Distribution and Abundance: Local.
Primary Habitat: Woodland.
Flight Period: Single brooded in July.
Localities: Hazelborough Forest, Horn Wood, Geddington Chase and Castor Hanglands.
species is similar in appearance to its congener the
Riband Wave (I. Aversata) but is much less common
and has a shorter flight period. The Fineshade Rothamsted
light trap running in woodland for seven years in the
1990s provides evidence of this. Viz:-
L.O.N.: 1907. Near Brigstock. Only twice.
First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.