Small dusty wave

Idaea seriata

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 each year and the species can be seen on the wing any time from June to September , flying at night and sometimes coming to light.

The larva feeds on ivy and the species overwinters in this form.

#^ ''The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.''
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

Naming

*''I. s. canteneraria''
⤷ ''I. s. seriata''

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyGeometridae
GenusIdaea
SpeciesI. seriata
Photographed in
United Kingdom