70.295 .... B&F 1970
Grass Wave Perconia strigillaria (Hübner, 1787)
Status .....Seems largely restricted to heathland sites around the Sherwood Forest NNR area in Nottinghamshire. The areas from Rainworth Heath, stretching north to Clumber Park are favoured, where this moth can occasionally be disturbed from stands of Heather during the day.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter June 2011   Photographed at Budby South Forest June 2006
Early stages                              
Near full-grown larva on Heather Calluna vulgaris. Photographed at Rainworth Heath (per Nick and Samantha Brownley) March 2024.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Grass Wave
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). NBGRC. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021).

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Updated September 2023
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