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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2278 / 73.046
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  21/05/2020 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
04/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/09/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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