Dusky Peacock Macaria signaria
Dusky Peacock Macaria signaria
Adult • Covert Wood, Kent • © Lee Gregory

70.213 BF1891

Dusky Peacock Macaria signaria

(Hübner, [1809])

[Synonyms: Semiothisa signaria]

Wingspan c.31 mm.

A species that until recently has been regarded as an occasional immigrant, there is now known to be an established breeding population in Kent.

There is a single generation, flying from May to July, after dark, and the adults are attracted to light.

It can resemble a worn example of Peacock Moth Macaria notata or Sharp-angled Peacock Macria alternaria, but lacks the dark-edged notch in the forewing typical of both those species.

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