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Sharp-angled Peacock
Macaria alternata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1890 / 70.212
Photo © Rob Lee,  Cromer 2018

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Similar Norfolk Species
Peacock Moth
Macaria notata
Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Two generations
May - July, August
Foodplant:   sallows, willows, Sea Buckthorn, Alder
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scrub heathland , open broadleaved and coniferous woodland, fens, and coastal sand-dunes.

Similar to the Peacock Moth (Macaria notata). Sharp-angled Peacock has darker grey-brown forewing ground colour and a more obvious subterminal band which is also visible on the underside of the hindwing.

Recorded in 39 (53%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
29/08/2021227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
28/08/2021127TM28 - Harleston
25/08/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
24/08/2021127TG24 - Cromer
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