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Bright wave moth fact file

Bright wave moth description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyGeometridae
GenusIdaea Bright wave moth biology

Very little is known about the ecology of this moth Bright wave moth range

Since 1980, this species has been recorded from three coastal areas in Suffolk, Essex and Kent, and may occur in other areas when blown by the wind Bright wave moth habitat

Inhabits sandy shingle beaches, golf-course rough and coastal sand hills Bright wave moth status

Classified as Rare in Great Britain but may be re-classified as Vulnerable Bright wave moth threats

The main threats to this species include coastal erosion, golf-course management and pressure from humans using beaches inhabited by the Bright Wave moth for recreational purposes Bright wave moth conservation

The Bright Wave moth is a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. It is also included in English Nature's Species Recovery Programme, which funded survey work in 1997

The UK Biodiversity Action Plan for this species is available at UK BAP.
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Further reading on moths:
Leverton, R. (2001) Enjoying Moths. Poyser, London.
Skinner, B. (1984) Moths of the British Isles. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth

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Authentication

Information authenticated by Sean Clancy.

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Glossary

Single brooded
(Also known as 'univoltine'). Insect life cycle that takes 12 months to be complete, and involves a single generation. The egg, larva, pinvertebrates_freshwater

References

  1. National Biodiversity Network Species Dictionary ( January 2003) http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nbn/
  2. Skinner, B. (1984) Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles. Viking Press, London.
  3. UK BAP Species Action Plan (December 2001): http://www.ukbap.org.uk
  4. South, R. (1961) The moths of the British Isles. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. London.
  5. S.P. Clancy (2002) The Bright Wave Moth (Idaea ochrata cantiata Prout,1913) – Survey 2002. Confidential Report to English Nature. Peterborough.
  6. Suffolk Local Biodiversity Action Plan (December 2001): http://www.suffolkcc.gov.uk/e-and-t/countryside/biodiversity/action_plan/species/documents/brightwavemoth_000.pdf
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