Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2278 / 73.046
=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 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/08/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/08/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/08/2022128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
04/08/2022227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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