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Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata Wingspan. Very similar to Peacock Moth and also has sharply-angled wings that are held spread flat at rest. Adult has pale yellow-buff wings with dark streaks arranged in concentric lings, and dark and chestnut spots on forewings. Compared to Peacock Moth, the notch near the forewing tip is deeper and bordered with black not brown. Flies May-June. Larva feeds on sallows, Alder, Blackthorn and Sea-buckthorn. Locally common only in southern Britain.
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Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata Wingspan. Very similar to Peacock Moth and also has sharply-angled wings that are held spread flat at rest. Adult has pale yellow-buff wings with dark streaks arranged in concentric lings, and dark and chestnut spots on forewings. Compared to Peacock Moth, the notch near the forewing tip is deeper and bordered with black not brown. Flies May-June. Larva feeds on sallows, Alder, Blackthorn and Sea-buckthorn. Locally common only in southern Britain.

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Date: 6 Jun 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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