Species Details

Macaria notata

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Common NameBirch Angle SeasonalityThe peak flight period is June. IdentificationThis species and M. aemulataria are very similar in appearance, but are quite distinctive compared to other Macaria. The forewing is creamy white with three usually distinct transverse lines, and a bold brown patch in the middle outer third (distal to the PM line). The forewing is distinctly notched below the apex, accented by a dark fringe. Hindwing with discal spot and AM and PM lines, the margin coming to a distinct point, giving a nearly tailed appearance. M. notata is slightly larger with a paler whitish ground colour compared to aemulataria.

Scientific Name Macaria notata Common Name Birch Angle Habitat Mesic mixedwood and deciduous forests and woodlands. Seasonality The peak flight period is June. Identification
This species and M. aemulataria are very similar in appearance, but are quite distinctive compared to other Macaria. The forewing is creamy white with three usually distinct transverse lines, and a bold brown patch in…
This species and M. aemulataria are very similar in appearance, but are quite distinctive compared to other Macaria. The forewing is creamy white with three usually distinct transverse lines, and a bold brown patch in the middle outer third (distal to the PM line). The forewing is distinctly notched below the apex, accented by a dark fringe. Hindwing with discal spot and AM and PM lines, the margin coming to a distinct point, giving a nearly tailed appearance. M. notata is slightly larger with a paler whitish ground colour compared to aemulataria.
Life History A description of the larva and pupa is provided by McGuffin (1972), and Wagner et al. illustrate the mature larva. Pupae hibernate, and adults come to light. An uncommon species not usually encountered in numbers. Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larval hosts consist primarily of birch (Betula) and alder (Alnus) species (Prentice 1963). Range Central BC, NWT and Nunavit east to Nova Scotia, south to Colorado and North Carolina (McGuffin 1972).

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"Macaria notata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4627. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Semiothisini Genus Macaria Species Macaria notata
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum