Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  24/07/2016 - North Elmham - males (gen det)

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Dark Dagger
Acronicta tridens
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Grey Dagger
Acronicta psi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2284 / 73.038

Norfolk status
Various habitats, woodland, fens and gardens.
Possibly under-recorded as cannot be readily distinguished as an adult from Dark Dagger except by examination of the genitalia.

Unconfirmed specimens please record as Dark/Grey Dagger agg.

Map shows only confirmed post 2000 records. (pre 2000 data unconfirmed)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
05/10/2023128TF90Shipdham
23/09/2023128TL99Shropham
18/09/2023128TL99Rockland St Peter
17/09/2023128TL99Rockland St Peter
16/09/2023+28TF71West Acre
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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