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Peacock Moth
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1889 / 70.211
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Dersingham Bog 23/7/12

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Similar Norfolk Species
Sharp-angled Peacock
Macaria alternata
Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: Two generations
May - July, July - August
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Open broadleaved woodland habitat. (chalk)

Similar to the Sharp-angled Peacock (Macaria alternata), usually slightly paler with less grey suffusion. Lack of a dark obvious subterminal band, helps separate this species from the similar Sharp-angled Peacock.

Recorded in 51 (69%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/08/2021128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
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