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Idaea straminata - Plain Wave

Idaea straminata - Plain Wave
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-08 13:11
Viewed: 4099
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Idaea straminata(Borkhausen, 1794) / Plain Wave / Egale stipspanner / Olivgrauer Doppellinien-Zwergspanner / l'Acidalie sobre.

Wingspan 28-33 mm.

Care has to be taken with the identification of this species, as it closely resembles the remutata form of Riband Wave, (Idaea aversata) although the latter has a more angled outer cross-line near the wing tip.

It is widely distributed throughout Britain, but relatively uncommon.

Like many of its close relatives, the larvae feed on dandelion (Taraxacum) and knotgrass (Polygonum).

It is single-brooded, flying in July.



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This one is very pretty with the golden wings. It's amazing to see so many moths from you most of us never saw - or recognised - before.
Thanks my friend Harm, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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