polly's picture

New to me- a wave moth? But which one?

Observed: 20th August 2011 By: polly
New to me- a wave moth?  but which one?

About 30 mm across, flattened against inside wall, Harrow, NW London. Distinctive pale tan colour, beautiful wave-like markings and very spotty in closeup.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) interacts


Martin Harvey's picture

unusual individual

I think this must be Riband Wave, although it is an unusual form of it. But the markings, colour and size are a better match for that than anything else I can think of.

Entomologist and biological recorder

polly's picture

Riband wave-unusual form

Thank you both.