Common White Wave Cabera pusaria
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • ©

70.277 BF1955
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 25-28 mm.

Commonly distributed throughout Britain, this species resembles the Common Wave (C. exanthemata), but is generally whiter with more parallel cross-lines on the forewing.

During the day it rests in low herbage and can easily be disturbed, but its natural flight time is from dusk onwards, when it can be found between May and August in one or two generations.

It occupies woodland, copses and similar habitats, and the larvae feed on a number of trees and shrubs, especially birch (Betula).

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