The Moths of Suffolk
1893 Tawny-barred Angle, Macaria liturata, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Common in areas with conifer plantations; Brecks and Sandlings particularly

Habitats : Conifer plantations, but can be wherever conifers grow

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-May to early July and late July to September

Larval foodplants : Scots Pine and Norway Spruce

Morley's Final Catalogue : Broad spread among pine, but rarer than in Hants. Bentley fir wood in July 1894 (Mly, Hkg); Playford (Ent. Wk. Intell. ii, 1857, 11); Brightwell Wood in 1897-9 (Wlr); several in pine wood at Scots Hall in Westleton on 22 June 1921 (Vinter); Aldeburgh and Worlingham before 1890, Fritton in 1935 Blythburgh 1936. Stowmarket. Tuddenham and Mildenhall Sparke), Brandon.Dalham.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-17mm, Wingspan 28-34mm


Confusion species
    AdultDusky Peacock, Macaria signaria

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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f.nigrofulvata - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Woolpit, Suffolk ( © Paul Bryant