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Peacock Moth
Macaria notata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1889 / 70.211
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Cooling VC 16

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species was first taken in Yorkshire at MV light at Dalby Forest, near Pickering (VC62) on 27 August 1977 by P. Q. Winter and S. M. Jackson. The next specimen to appear was taken near the coast in VC61 in 1983 and two more specimens have now been taken in 1987.

2012 (CHF): After a flush of records in the 1980s and 1990s, this moth has almost disappeared and is very rarely reported now. It is generally very scarce in the north of England.

Recorded in 14 (7%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1977.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July and July - August
Foodplant:   Birch
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2022161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
10/08/2020161TA32 - Withernsea
05/08/2019162SE98 - Wykeham
28/07/2019161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
24/08/2008161SE63 - Selby
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