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70.115 [B&F: 1873] Welsh Wave (Venusia cambrica) Curtis, 1839


Local on moorland and in open woodland, in western England, Wales and Scotland. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-30 mm. Waved Carpet Hydrelia sylvata is superficially similar, but Welsh Wave has a more clearly demarcated pale central band which is bordered by thin black fascia. Larva feeds on Rowan, Silver Birch and Downy Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.

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