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Peacock Moth
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1889 / 70.211
Photo © Brian Jones,  Waveney Woods, Fritton Norfolk

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 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
09/08/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
09/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
07/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/08/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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