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Blood-vein Timandra comae (Schmidt, 1931)

Timandra comae
  • Cambridge, Paradise LNR TL446572: 24 Jun 2008.
  • Subfamily: Sterrhinae. BF: 1682
  • Wing span 23-28mm
  • Larvae feed on low-lying plants such as dock (Rumex)
  • Enlarged photo
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Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria (Hübner, [1799])

Scopula imitaria
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street (indoors). 28 Jul 2015.
  • Subfamily: Sterrhinae. BF: 1690
  • Wing span 26-29mm (note this is LARGER than the Blood-vein Timandra comae (above)!
  • Larva on privet (Ligustrum) and other low-growing plants
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Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)

Idaea fuscovenosa
  • Cambridge, 26 Jul 2001.
  • Subfamily: Sterrhinae. BF: 1705
  • Wing span 19mm
  • Larvae feed on low-lying plants such as dandelion
  • NBN Atlas


Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata (Schrank, 1802)

Idaea seriata
  • Cambridge, 31 Aug 2014.
  • Subfamily: Sterrhinae. BF: 1707
  • Wing span 17mm
  • Larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants, including ivy
  • NBN Atlas


Single-Dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Idaea dimidiata
  • Cambridge, Stourbridge Common TL469597; 26 Jul 2016.
  • Subfamily: Sterrhinae. BF: 1708
  • Found mainly in damp locations such as marshy woodland, fens and river banks.
  • The larvae feed from autumn through the winter on cow parsley (Anthriscus) and burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella)
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Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata (Haworth, 1809)

Idaea seriata
  • Cambridge, 2 Jun 2007.
  • Subfamily: Sterrhinae. BF: 1711
  • Locally found in southern England
  • The caterpillars feed on ivy (Hedera), knotgrass (Polygonum) and other low-growing plants.
  • NBN Atlas


Riband Wave Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Idaea aversata Idaea aversata ab. remutata
  • Subfamily: Sterrhinae. Cambridge, (l) 2 Jul 2006. (r) 29 Jul 2001.
  • BF: 1713
  • The typical form (l) and ab. remutata (r) occur in roughly equal numbers
  • Enlargements: typical form - ab. remutata
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