Tawny-barred Angle - Macaria liturata
Wingspan 22-27 mm. A dark melanic form nigrofulvata is quite common, especially in the north.
A species of coniferous woodland and gardens.
It flies usually in June and July, but in the south there is a second brood in August.
Coniferous trees form the main foodplants, especially Scots Pine.
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.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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