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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1889 / 70.211

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern and western Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.) and sallow (Salix spp.). In Dorset the moth is resident at a single site amongst birch woodland on bog and wet heath, and more than fifty observations refer to this species. Birch habitat elsewhere on sandy soil has yet to yield any colonies. The RSPB at Arne have implemented conservation measures to protect the birch woodland at the SSSI. Single Peacock moths have appeared on a... Read More

Recorded in 14 (35%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
24/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
24/08/201919SZ09 Poole
06/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
02/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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