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

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Species profile

Common names
Tawny-barred Angle
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Geometridae
Records on NatureSpot:
29
First record:
09/07/2003 (Skevington, Mark)
Last record:
02/09/2023 (Graves, Hazel)

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