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Small Fan-footed Wave
Idaea biselata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1702 / 70.013
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Finemere Wood 2007

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Foodplant:   Various low-growing plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region, in a variety of habitats. Most numerous in woodland.

Recorded in 71 (91%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2022122SP40 - Wolvercote, Wytham, Wootton
11/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
13/08/2022124SP85 - Olney, Salcey, Yardley Chase
12/08/2022124SP85 - Olney, Salcey, Yardley Chase
11/08/2022122SU57 - Hermitage / Ashampstead
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