Geometridae : Ennominae
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Sharp-angled Peacock
Macaria alternata
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Peacock Moth
Macaria notata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1889 / 70.211

An uncommon and declining local resident.

A species of open broadleaved woodland with birch scrub and on wooded heathland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be disturbed during the day and later fly from dusk and coming to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 20 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July and July - August
Foodplant:   Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
11/06/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
24/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
26/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
15/08/20171VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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