Geometridae: Sterrhinae

08188 Ashen Wave Idaea deversaria, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)

BF -- (ABH70.999)

Kotel, N of Sliven, 15th June 2018. Light trap.
Kotel, N of Sliven, 15th June 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Kotel, N of Sliven, 15th June 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Kotel, N of Sliven, 16th June 2018. Light trap.
Kotel, N of Sliven, 16th June 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Rila, Rila Mtns., 12th July 2012. Light trap.
near Rila, Rila Mtns., 12th July 2012. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

The Ashen Wave (Idaea deversaria) is very similar in size and appearance to the Plain Wave (I. straminata). The Ashen Wave usually has small black dots in the wing fringes, whereas Plain Wave lacks these. Other subtle differences are described in Hausmann (2004), The Geometrid Moths of Europe, Volume 2. Perhaps best separated by genitalia dissection.



Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Cherven, near Asenovgrad, 27th May 2018. Light trap.
Cherven, near Asenovgrad, 27th May 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Riband Wave Idaea aversata
nr. Hvoyna, Western Rhodopis. 8th July 2016. Light trap.
nr. Hvoyna, Western Rhodopis. 8th July 2016. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Plain Wave Idaea straminata