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Moth I finally got a photo of a moth! Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea what it is. Tiny little thing around 10mm wingtip to wingtip.  Geotagged,Idaea seriata,Moths,Small dusty wave,Summer,United Kingdom,isle of wight Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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I finally got a photo of a moth! Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea what it is. Tiny little thing around 10mm wingtip to wingtip.

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  1. Beautiful!

    I would look towards Wave Moths (Subfamily Sterrhinae) for an ID!
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thanks Lisa! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Happy days, another new species of moth. It may not be the most exciting or beautiful, especially as being described as 'one of the least striking members of the whole family', but it is tiny and in that, it is special. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thank you Claire for this species intro! I do find it striking in its patterns and shape, it's a beauty! Posted 11 months ago
      1. Thank you! Posted 11 months ago
    2. I have to agree that it is beautiful despite being "simple." I never tire of wave moths for this very reason! They have a "classic" beauty! Posted 11 months ago
      1. Moths is a new thing for me, so I have to thank 'Moth Week' for that! I love that this one was so tiny, I almost overlooked it. Posted 11 months ago
        1. Well you captured it wonderfully! Do you think you will do any more "Mothing" this year? Posted 11 months ago
          1. Thank you and yes, I am sure I will!! Posted 11 months ago

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The small dusty wave is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa. In the British Isles it is common in England and Wales but is only found in the eastern half of Scotland and is absent from Ireland.

The species is very small and is probably one of the least striking members of the whole family, being basically grey with all markings indistinct apart from the black discal spot typical of the genus. Either one or two broods are produced.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jul 28, 2018. Captured Jul 28, 2018 06:49 in 23 Spring Hill, Ventnor PO38 1PF, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm