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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2278 / 73.046
Photo © Kev Leighton,  31/07/2012 - Stow Bardolph. Different wing lengths!

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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland, fens, heathland, scrub, grassland and gardens.
One of several powdery-looking greyish moths which can be difficult to identify, this species has however a distinctly round whitish orbicular stigma with a darker centre, and whitish hindwings.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
18/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/08/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
17/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/08/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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