Noctuidae : Acronictinae

Photo © Rhonda Pike,  08/08/2013 - TG20 Norwich

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Dark Dagger
Acronicta tridens
Grey Dagger
2284 Acronicta psi
(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.038
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 2014.

‹ Dark Dagger  |  Dark / Grey Dagger ›

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/2014128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
13/09/2014128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
04/09/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/08/2014128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
17/08/2014127TG40 - Reedham/Berney Arms
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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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