Noctuidae : Acronictinae
ABH BF

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Dark Dagger
Acronicta tridens
 
Grey Dagger
Acronicta psi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.038/2284
Norfolk status
Various habitats, woodland, fens and gardens.
Possibly under-recorded as cannot be readily distinguished as an adult from Dark Dagger except by examination of the genitalia.

Unconfirmed specimens please record as Dark/Grey Dagger agg.

Map shows only confirmed post 2000 records. (pre 2000 data unconfirmed)


Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2015127TG20 - Norwich
29/07/2015327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/07/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
11/07/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
11/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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