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Sycamore
Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala
Forewing: 18-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sycamore, Field Maple, maples, Horse-chestnut.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Widespread.
Ground colour varies from pale grey to dark sooty-grey.
Gardens, parks, woodland, scrub, heathland.
Overwinters, sometimes twice, as a pupa.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
23/07/2024128TF62King's Lynn
22/07/2024128TF63Hunstanton
22/07/2024128TF63Heacham
21/07/2024128TF74Brancaster
21/07/2024228TF63Hunstanton
21/07/2024127TG13Aldborough / Hanworth
21/07/2024128TF63Snettisham
20/07/2024228TF63Hunstanton
20/07/2024128TF90Scoulton
20/07/2024127TM39Chedgrave / Loddon
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