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.
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Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010
 
 
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. 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 2020).

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 August 2021

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