Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Photo © Sue Eyre,  25 June 2011, Barton Turf, Gen. Det. Alec Eyre

Immature stages

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Grey Dagger
Acronicta psi
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Dark Dagger
Acronicta tridens

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2283 / 73.037

Norfolk status
Local.
Many habitats.
Possibly under-recorded as cannot be readily distinguished as an adult from Grey Dagger (Acronicta psi) 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 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
03/06/2024128TF91Dereham 
03/08/2023128TF92North Elmham
30/06/2023128TF92North Elmham
23/06/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
23/06/2023127TG02Hindolveston
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-July. (Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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