Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Alder Moth
Acronicta alni

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2281 / 73.036

Norfolk status
Broad-leaved woodland, heathland, carr, fens, and scrub.
Prior to the use of MV traps, the species was considered quite rare, as it seldom comes to sugar or flowers.

Highly distinctive mature larvae, black with yellow partial hoops and a number of club-like hairs.

Recorded in 58 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/05/2024128TF63Dersingham
14/05/2024127TG31Upton
14/05/2024128TF63Heacham
13/05/2024127TG31Upton
12/05/2024128TF91Dereham 
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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