Idaea fuscovenosa - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 28 June 2009
Idaea fuscovenosa Adult


© Robin Howard

Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781)

Dwarf Cream Wave
L'Acidalie familière

Wingspan: 20-24mm

A univoltine species flying in June and July when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from the Las Descargue traps and those along the margins of the ridge woodland that border the unmanaged calcareous meadows.

The larva is thought to feed on Rubus and various herbaceous plants, it overwinters as a larva and pupates in early spring.