Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2289 / 73.045

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Various open habitats including grassland, heathland, fens, scrub, gardens and open woodland.

Variable species, some examples of which can resemble other Acronicta species. The small curved white mark on the rear edge of each forewing. (resembling two small central white teeth when viewed at rest from above) are characteristic.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/06/2024127TG42Eccles
27/05/2024128TF91Dereham 
26/05/2024127TM18Winfarthing
22/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
20/05/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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