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70.001 [B&F: 1697] Ochraceous Wave (Idaea serpentata) (Hufnagel, 1767)


Rare immigrant from mainland Europe and the Canary Islands, appearing in southern England. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 20-22 mm. Can be confused with Bright Wave I. ochrata. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants and various grasses, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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