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Peacock Moth
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
Photo © RAY ROCHE,  24/08/2014 - Ingoldisthorpe

Similar Norfolk Species
Sharp-angled Peacock
Macaria alternata
Forewing: 14-16mm
Season: 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 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
23/05/2019127TG33 - Bacton
02/09/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/08/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/08/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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