Geometridae : Ennominae
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Common White Wave
Cabera pusaria
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Common Wave
Cabera exanthemata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1956 / 70.278

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.) and aspen (Populus tremens). In Dorset, the moth frequents sallow-rich habitat which is mainly, but not exclusively, in damp situations; it is seldom seen far from sallow-rich habitat. The moth is double brooded in Dorset, but, like the Common White Wave1955, relatively high numbers between the respective brood peaks in late-May and mid-August suggest an additional univoltine cycle.

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Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July and July - September
Foodplant:   Goat Willow, Grey Willow, sallows and poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
02/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
30/08/201919SU00 Wimborne
30/08/201929SY79 Puddletown
30/08/201919ST61 Sherborne

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