70.008 (1707) Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata (Schrank, 1802)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Four records.
 
Lennon (1863) stated is was not common, but that it had occurred on Tinwald Downs, Dumfriesshire.
 
The next came over a hundred years later on 23rd June 1976 at Penninghame House, Wigtownshire, and lastly, on 4th July 1976 at Bridge of Dee, Kirkcudbrightshire. Last two records were from the Rothamsted stations there.
One came indoors at Annan on 4th July 2012 and thankfully was photographed and confirmed by Roy Leverton. Another appeared at the same venue on 28th July 2012.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva, during September to May, with pupation in a cocoon on the ground.
 
Larval foodplants
Larval foodplants poorly known, but possibly plant debris and withered leaves.
 
Identification
Unlike any other wave but can be mistaken for Slender Pug or Maple Pug.
 
Habitat
Occurs in a variety of grassy, rough habitats including gardens.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Peter Russell, Annan, 4 July 2012

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