Geometridae: Ennominae

1897 (ABH70.215) V-Moth Macaria wauaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07543

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
V-Moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Trigrad, Bulgaria, July 2006
Trigrad, Bulgaria, July 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon in the leaves of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Black Currant (Ribes nigrum), Red Currant (Ribes rubrum), Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Gardens, allotments and other cultivated areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1997

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 June to 18 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, green, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2