Small Fan-footed Wave


Small Fan-footed Wave

Taxobox
name = Small Fan-footed Wave


image size = 200
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Lepidoptera
familia = Geometridae
subfamilia = Sterrhinae
genus = "Idaea"
species = "I. biselata"
binomial = "Idaea biselata"
binomial_authority = Hufnagel, 1767
The Small Fan-footed Wave "(Idaea biselata)" is a Moth of the family Geometridae. It is common throughout Europe including the British Isles.

It is a small (wingspan 22-25 mm), easily missed species. The wings are creamy-white with darker bands with a small black discal spot on each wing. It sometimes flies short distances by day but mainly at night when it is attracted to light. The adults are on the wing from June to August ref|flight_season.

The larva feeds on a variety of plants including asparagus, dandelion, knotgrass, oak, plantain and "Rubus". The species overwinters as a larva.

#Note|flight_season"The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range."

References

Chinery, Michael "Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe" 1986 (Reprinted 1991)

Skinner, Bernard "Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles" 1984


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