70.018 .... B&F 1715
Plain Wave Idaea straminata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Status .....Scarce, but well recorded at Sherwood Forest NNR, with most Nottinghamshire records coming from sites lying on Sherwood Sandstone. Plain Wave is very similar to Riband Wave, but is much less common of the two species. Worn examples of the form of Riband Wave shown below, can easily be confused with Plain Wave.
...
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010
 
     
Riband Wave Idaea aversata (For comparison)
Photographed at Eakring Flash July 2003.
   
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Plain Wave
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). NBGRC. Martin Gray.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2019

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (www.eakringbirds.com) . .
Moth Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Moth Photo Gallery - Text version