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Peacock Moth
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1889 / 70.211
Photo © Stephen Vickers,  02/08/2020 - Bowthorpe, Norwich

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

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/06/2021128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
24/06/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/06/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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