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Grey Dagger
Acronicta psi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2284 / 73.038
Photo © Keith Kerr,  17/05/2020 - Litcham (garden)

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Similar Norfolk Species
Dark Dagger
Acronicta tridens
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: 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 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
18/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
15/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/07/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
13/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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