Geometridae: Ennominae

07539 Peacock Moth Macaria notata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1889 (ABH70.211)


General Information

The black paw-shaped mark beyond the centre and the dark leading edge of the light, grey/brown speckled forewing coupled with the sharply pointed hindwing distinguish this moth from the Sharp-angled Peacock (M. alternata).


Pupates in plant debris.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), sallows (possibly) (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, late May-early July and late July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved birch woodland, often on chalk.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata

Larva Type:
Green, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: