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Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala
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.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
10/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
09/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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