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Sharp-angled Peacock
Macaria alternata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1890 / 70.212
Photo © Brian Jones,  18/6/2010 New Forest

Similar Norfolk Species
Peacock Moth
Macaria notata
Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Two generations
May - July, August
Foodplant:   sallows, willows, Sea Buckthorn, Alder
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scrub heathland , open broadleaved and coniferous woodland, fens, and coastal sand-dunes.

Similar to the Peacock Moth (Macaria notata). Sharp-angled Peacock has darker grey-brown forewing ground colour and a more obvious subterminal band which is also visible on the underside of the hindwing.

Recorded in 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
21/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/08/2019228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
30/08/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/08/2019127TG24 - Cromer
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