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1890 ~ Sharp-angled Peacock ~ Macaria alternata
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2018.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-32mm.

Confusion species

Peacock Moth.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open broadleaf woodland, scrubby heathland and coastal sand-dunes.


Sallows, willows blackthorn, alder and sea-buckthorn.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, in a cocoon just beneath the surface. Larva, July & Sept.  
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st Aug 2018,Commins Coch