Common Wave

Cabera exanthemata


Wingspan 30 - 35mm. Whitish wings with curved sandy-coloured cross lines.


Damp woodlands. The larvae feed on sallows and poplars.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread through most of England except Lincolnshire. Less common in Wales and northern England and local in Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September in two broods.