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Sycamore
Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
Photo © Chris Knott,  Great Ellingham

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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 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/07/2021127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
27/07/2021427TG13 - Baconsthorpe
26/07/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/07/2021227TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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