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Sycamore
Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
Photo © Ian Walker,  28/07/2013 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

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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 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/08/2019128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
31/07/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/07/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
29/07/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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