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The tawny-barred angle

Macaria liturata

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Macaria liturata, the tawny-barred angle, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe.The wingspan is 22–27 mm.The length of the forewings is 11–13 mm. The wings have a purple-grey ground colour. There are three dark crossbars on the forewings, which are thickened at the front edge and often dissolve into points. A wide reddish yellow transverse band is visible behind the outer cross line, beginning with a brownish red stain on the front edge and continuing on to the hind wings.The forewings are slightly indented below the apex, the hind wings show a short tip in the middle. The species inhabited prefers coniferous and mixed forests. The pictured moth was spotted near Plastira lake, Thessaly region, Greece.

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Spotted on Aug 22, 2017
Submitted on Aug 25, 2017

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