Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
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 38 (51%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2022128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/09/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
16/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
31/07/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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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

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