Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2289 / 73.045

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Various open habitats including grassland, heathland, fens, scrub, gardens and open woodland.

Variable species, some examples of which can resemble other Acronicta species. The small curved white mark on the rear edge of each forewing. (resembling two small central white teeth when viewed at rest from above) are characteristic.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
10/10/2023128TF70Cockley Cley
08/10/2023+27TG42Heigham Holmes
25/09/2023128TF74Holme NNR
16/09/2023+28TF71West Acre
16/09/2023128TF71West Acre
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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