Geometridae: Sterrhinae

08155 Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata, (Schrank, 1802)

BF1707 (ABH70.008)


General Information

This species has a forewing which is a varying shade of grey with a distinct central dot and a line of very fine dark dashes/dots along the outer edge. There is usually a narrow, indistinct, straight central cross-band. Other cross-lines are often very faint or absent.


There is a rare melanic form f. bischoffaria.


Pupates in a cocoon on the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): plant matter
Flying: Two generations, June-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, heathland, grassland, gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata
Maple Pug Eupithecia inturbata

Larva Type:
Brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: