Macaria wauaria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Ennominae

Las Descargues, 7 July 2013
Macaria wauaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Macaria wauaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

V-Moth
Le Damas cendré

Wingspan: 27-34mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August. Attracted to light in small numbers from fruit gardens in the area. An uncommon species only taken occasionally at Las Descargues and never from lower elevations.

Larvae are soft fruit leaf feeders, gooseberries, black currant and red currant. Overwinters at the egg stage.

 

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