Thursday 24 December 2015


Blood-vein, Timandra comae - Rockbeare 1/6/07
I thought I'd get together all my 'Wave' photos. There are quite a few species and many, many more that I've yet to see and photograph. There are a few more species with 'Wave' in their name, such as Common Wave, Small White Wave and Dorset Cream Wave but they're found in different sections of the 'Waring and Townsend' guide so I'm assuming they don't count as true Waves, taxonomically. Not sure about that though. I find the whole group, by and large, very challenging as far as identification goes. They can also be tricky to photograph - flighty and unpredictable at times. The species that I've seen in the south of France were identified using the superb 'Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa' - website but I've failed to put a name to quite a few and may well have made mistakes on others.

Lace Border, Scopula ornata - Provence 29/7/08

Middle Lace Border, Scopula decorata - Provence August 2006

Mullein Wave, Scopula marginepunctata - Exmouth 20/8/15

Small Blood-vein, Scopula imitaria - Exmouth 28/6/06

Lesser Cream Wave, Scopula immutata - Rockbeare 2006
Cream Wave, Scopula floslactata - Rockbeare 7/6/06

Bright Wave, Idaea ochrata - Provence 28/7/08

Least Carpet, Idaea rusticata - Exmouth 7/7/15

Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata - Rockbeare 15/7/08

Suffused Wave, Idaea subsaturata - Provence 22/7/09

Dwarf Cream Wave, Idaea fuscovenova - Rockbeare 6/6/07

Small Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata - Rockbeare 31/5/07

Single-dotted Wave, Idaea dimidiata - Rockbeare 10/6/07

Satin Wave, Idaea subsericeata - Rockbeare 9/6/07

Small Scallop, Idaea emarginata - Rockbeare 16/7/08

Riband Wave, Idaea aversata - Rockbeare 7/6/07

Riband Wave, Idaea aversata  f .remutata - Rockbeare 19/6/07

Least Riband Wave, idaea bilinearia - Provence 30/7/09

Provencal Wave, Scopula vesubiata - I think! - Provence 27/7/08

Chequered Wave, Idaea moniliata - Provence 21/7/09

Milliere's Wave, Idaea alyssumata - Provence 3/8/06

Mediterranean Lace Border, Scopula submutata - Provence 4/8/06

Lustrous Least Carpet, Idaea filicata - Provence 5/8/06

The following species have provided me with plenty of ID headaches. Any help would be very much appreciated!

Wave sp - Provence 9/8/08

Wave sp - Provence 9/8/08

Wave sp - Provence 6/8/08

Wave sp - Provence 20/7/09

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