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Alder Moth
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
Photo © Dave Jones,  29/06/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Season: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Broad-leaved woodland, heathland, carr, fens, and scrub.
Prior to the use of MV traps, the species was considered quite rare, as it seldom comes to sugar or flowers.

Recorded in 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/05/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
27/07/2018128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
12/06/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/06/2018327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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