Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Sycamore
Acronicta aceris
Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis
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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2278 / 73.046
=Acronicta megacephala

Morley's Final Catalogue: In unfailing attendance on urban Lombardy-poplars in Sudbury, Ipswich, Southwold, Beccles and Gorleston; but seen in the country only at Playford (Greene, Ent. Wk. Intell. i, 1856, 164), and Hemley in 1903 (Wlr). No western observations.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Occasional larval records. The larvae rest curled up, similar to the Miller.

Identification: Sycamore is larger and lacks the pale area around the spot on the forewing. Knor Grass has the obvious white spot in the corner of the forewing.

Habitat: Woodlands, carr woodland, parkland, gardens.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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