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  Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata  

B&F: 1893

ABH: 70.214

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Common.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded from June to August.

Observations: The species has increased along with the planting of conifers throughout the county and is almost certainly under recorded. Returns from the Fineshade Rothamsted light trap running in woodland for seven years during the 1990’s produced a total of forty-four moths, seven of which were of the melanic form nigrofulvata, with an overall flight period from 19 June to 11 August. Although there are instances of moths being seen in May and September these seem to be exceptional.

L.O.N.: Undated. Castle Ashby.

First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.