Tawny-barred Angle - Macaria liturata

    Description

    Wingspan 22-27 mm. A dark melanic form nigrofulvata is quite common, especially in the north.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    A species of coniferous woodland and gardens.

    When to see it

    It flies usually in June and July, but in the south there is a second brood in August.

    Life History

    Coniferous trees form the main foodplants, especially Scots Pine.

    UK Status

    This moth is fairly common throughout most of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    70.214 BF1893

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map