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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2278 / 73.046
Photo © Dave Jones,  31/05/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species
Sycamore
Acronicta aceris
Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis
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 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
09/08/2019127TM18 - Diss
08/08/2019327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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