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1875 ~ Small White Wave ~ Asthena albulata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species most recently recorded in 2014 at Newtown but prior to that not since 1999 at Ola-Lluest upper field in the north of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 20-22mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland especially mature hazel.


Hazel, hornbeam, birch and wild rose.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in the plant debris. Larva late July-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PE, 15th June 2014, Newtown