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Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Peacock Moth
70.2110 (B&F: 1889)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Ennominae
        »Tribe: Macariini

A resident species occurring sparingly or fairly commonly to mv light in woods and on heaths. Widespread and generally distributed in large areas, but very local and irregular in numbers. A double brooded species usually flying from late May to early July and then again more numerously form late July to early September. The larvae feed on (silver) birch and sallow. (Pratt 2011)

Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woods near Plaistow, 11 viii 2017
Photo: Dave Green
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Belton Road, Brighton, 26 viii 2017
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 11 viii 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wadhurst, 28 vi 2019
Photo: Michael Howard
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rowland Wood, 10 x 2014
Photo: Keith Alexander
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rowland Wood, 16 viii 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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