Geometridae : Ennominae
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Rannoch Looper
Macaria brunneata

(Thunberg, 1784) 1896 / 70.217
=Itame brunneata
Norfolk status
Rare immigrant.
Day-flying species, usually rests butterfly-like with wings held closed.
Resident in mature woodland areas of central Scotland.

Recorded from Foxley Wood in 1968 noted as a female, probably an immigrant, with the comment "Nobody believes this one"!

Two records in June 1997.

Several UK Migrant records in 2009.
Norfolk records taken at Watton 12/06/09 and Scolt Head 13/06/09

A specimen was also taken at Bradwell, Norfolk 11/06/09. (south of Breydon water)
This falls under VC25 - Suffolk.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1968.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
17/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/06/2011127TG20 - Norwich
01/07/2010127TM18 - Diss
13/06/2009128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A (migrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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