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Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2289 / 73.045
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  12/05/2021 - Peddars Way

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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
28/07/2021128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
28/07/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
27/07/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
27/07/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
27/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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