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Sycamore
Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
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Forewing: 18-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sycamore, Field Maple, maples, Horse-chestnut.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Ground colour varies from pale grey to dark sooty-grey.
Gardens, parks, woodland, scrub, heathland.
Overwinters, sometimes twice, as a pupa.
Widespread.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
04/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/08/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
31/07/2021227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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