Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Immature stages

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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 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/08/2018128TM09 - Attleborough
12/08/2018227TM18 - Diss
06/08/2018128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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