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Tawny-barred Angle
Macaria liturata (Clerck, 1759)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1893 / 70.214
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  18/08/2016 - Cranwich Camp

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Similar Norfolk Species
Dusky Peacock
Macaria signaria
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: Two Generations
May - June, August - Sept
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Corsican Pine, Sitka Spruce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Conifer plantations.

A fairly distinctive species with two main forms. Might possibly be confused with Dusky Peacock (Macaria signaria) but an obvious orange-buff subterminal band is present even in the melanic form (f. nigrofulvata)

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2022127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
16/05/2022127TG50 - Yarmouth
14/05/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
12/05/2022128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
04/05/2022127TG20 - Norwich
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