Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Idaea aversata Linnaeus, 1758
Riband Wave

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.016

Rare and first recorded on the Outer Hebrides in 2010. There are two forms: one with a darkish band across the wings and this plainer form ( ab. remutata which predominates in the north. Active from June to August where it is found in small numbers in suitable habitats.

A range of perennial plants are used by the larvae

Idaea aversata
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