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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2278 / 73.046
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  11/07/2020 - Hickling Broad NNR

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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 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/07/2021227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/07/2021227TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
13/07/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/07/2021327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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