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Rannoch Looper
Macaria brunneata

(Thunberg, 1784) 1896 / 70.217
=Itame brunneata

Davey, P., 2009: Essentially an inhabitant of cool temperate regions across northern Europe and of montaine regions across central and southern Europe. In the UK the species is restricted to the Scottish highlands between Perth, Aberdeen and eastern Ross, preferring old open woodland containing good stocks of the host plant bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea). In Dorset, this day-flying moth has been seen on two occasions both at MV light traps: Shaggs, on 3 June... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/06/201119SY79 Puddletown
05/06/201119SY67 Portland / Weymouth
05/06/201119ST90 Spetisbury
04/06/201119SY66 Portland Bill
04/06/201119SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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