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Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2289 / 73.045
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Variable species, some examples of which can resemble other Acronicta species.
Various open habitats; grassland, heathland, fens, scrub, gardens and open woodland.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/04/2021128TF52 - Terrington
30/10/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/10/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/10/2020128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
05/10/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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