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Peacock Moth
Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1889 / 70.211
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Bernwood Forest 2017

Similar Upper Thames Species
Sharp-angled Peacock
Macaria alternata
Foodplant:   Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Widespread across the south of the region but local further north. Probably increasing. Found in open woodland and heathland.

Recorded in 46 (59%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1954.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2022122SU77 - Reading
14/08/2022122SU86 - Wokingham / Bracknell
14/08/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
14/08/2022124TQ09 - Chorleywood, Chalfont St Peter
11/08/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
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