Geometridae: Ennominae

1893 (ABH70.214) Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata, (Clerck, 1759)

KR07542

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Tawny-barred Angle
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
f. nigrofulvata - Seghill, Northumberland
f. nigrofulvata - Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in fallen conifer needles or just below the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Flying: Two generations, mid May-mid June and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Conifer plantations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 May to 23 September

Similar Species
Dusky Peacock Macaria signaria


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2