Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata
Adult • Chorlton, Greater Manchester • ©

70.013 BF1702
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata

(Hufnagel, 1767)


Wingspan 15-20 mm.

This small geometrid moth is quite common over much of Britain, and flies from evening onwards between June and August.

The intensity of the markings varies, and one regular dark form has been named fimbriolata.

The larvae feed from August through the winter on a variety of low-growing plants.
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