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70.215 ~ 1897 ~ V-Moth ~ Macaria wauaria
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly local and uncommon species that is restricted mainly to the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-34mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly gardens and allotments.


Blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva mid April-mid June. Pupates in a cocoon amongst the leaves of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 6th July 2010, Llanfyllin