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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth lights, Waverley Wood, Warwickshire, on 25/06/09

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Rannoch Looper
Macaria brunneata

(Thunberg, 1784) 1896 / 70.217
=Itame brunneata

A rare migrant. Seen in Worcestershire in 2011 and in Staffordshire in 2020; a year when a number were reported across the country.

A species of pine and birch woodland with bilberry understorey.

Males fly during the day and can be disturbed, later coming to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (3%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1920.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
14/06/20111VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
01/06/20091VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
18/06/1920 to 19/06/19204VC39 - StaffordshireSJ73

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