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Common White Wave
Cabera pusaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1955 / 70.277

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), sallow (Salix spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), alder (Alnus spp.) and other deciduous trees and shrubs. In Dorset, the moth is frequent in deciduous woodland and scrub. Singletons appear elsewhere from time to time. The national norm is of a double brood in southern England and a single brood in northern Britain. The relatively high numbers between the respective double brood peaks in early-June and mid-August... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
22/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
22/08/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
20/08/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
18/08/201929SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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