The V-Moth Macaria wauaria
The V-Moth Macaria wauaria
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

70.215 BF1897

The V-Moth Macaria wauaria

(Linnaeus, 1758)

[Synonyms: Semiothisa wauaria]
Wingspan 25-30 mm.

This species appears to be on the decline, but is still widely distributed in much of Britain.

It favours gardens, allotments and other cultivated areas where fruit bushes are grown.

The adults, which come to light, are on the wing in July and August.

The caterpillars feed on a number of Ribes species, including red and black currant and gooseberry.
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