The Moths of Suffolk
1891 Dusky Peacock, Macaria signaria, (Hübner, 1809)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Associated with conifer plantations and woodland on the continent

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to July

Larval foodplants : Norway Spruce and Scots Pine

Recent records : Bradfield Woods (R Eley, 1991)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not recorded in Suffolk in Morley's time

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-14mm, Wingspan 30-32mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTawny-barred Angle, Macaria liturata

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Kent (13.vii.2005) © Lee Gregory

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