Noctuidae : Acronictinae

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Acronicta aceris
Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis
Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.046/2278
=Acronicta megacephala
Norfolk status
Woodland, fens, heathland, scrub, grassland and gardens.
One of several powdery-looking greyish moths which can be difficult to identify, this species has however a distinctly round whitish orbicular stigma with a darker centre, and whitish hindwings.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/08/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/08/2015128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
13/08/2015127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
06/08/2015327TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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