Tawny-barred Angle - Macaria liturata


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

    Identification difficulty

    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)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map