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Grey Dagger
Acronicta psi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
73.038/2284
Photo © Dave Appleton,  24/07/2016 - North Elmham - males (gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Dark Dagger
Acronicta tridens
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Various habitats, woodland, fens and gardens.
Possibly under-recorded as cannot be readily distinguished as an adult from Dark Dagger except by examination of the genitalia.

Unconfirmed specimens please record as Dark/Grey Dagger agg.

Map shows only confirmed post 2000 records. (pre 2000 data unconfirmed)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2018127TG20 - Norwich
23/09/2018127TG20 - Norwich
26/08/2018+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/08/2018127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
13/08/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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