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  Small White Wave Asthena albulata  

B&F: 1875

ABH: 70.111

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded from May into July.

Localities: Hazelborough Forest, Salcey Forest, Old Pastures and Geddington Chase. 

Observations: The moth is almost certainly under recorded in the county due to its main flight time being almost over before darkness falls and consequently its sparse attendance at light. Records from the first part of the last century before the advent of m.v. light trapping show the moth to have been taken in all of the regularly visited woodlands, presumably having been netted at dusk. All of the dated records from these times show the species to be single brooded in Northamptonshire.

L.O.N.: 1907. Almost everywhere. Very common.

First Record: 1881, Porritt.