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Macaria brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)

Rannoch Looper
70.2170 (B&F: 1896)
Previously:Itame brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)

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


Immigrant and suspected temporary resident. Occurring singly or sparingly by day and at mv light in a wide range of habitats, especially near the coast. Single brooded in continental northern Europe (July and August) here the species appears between late May and late June. The larvae of this species have not been found in this county, but they feed on bilberry in Scotland, and on birch, bilberry and bog whortleberry on the continent. (Pratt 2011)

Itame brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)
Heathfield, East Sussex, 07 vi 2011
Photo: Nigel Kemp
Itame brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)
Hailsham, 07 vi 2011
Photo: Chris Ball
Itame brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)
Catsfield, 18 vi 2010
Photo: Rob Brownnutt
Itame brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)
Lindfield, 05 vi 2011
Photo: Bob Foreman
Itame brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)
Etchingham, 02 vi 2009
Photo: Caroline Moore

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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