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Alder Moth
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2281 / 73.036
Photo © Nick Elsey,  Wheatfen - 20/07/12

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: 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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
18/06/2020128TF91 - Dereham
13/06/2020128TF91 - Dereham
12/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
03/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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