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Sycamore
Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
Photo © Matthew Casey,  08/07/2013 - costessey

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Forewing: 18-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sycamore, Field Maple, maples, Horse-chestnut.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Ground colour varies from pale grey to dark sooty-grey.
Gardens, parks, woodland, scrub, heathland.
Overwinters, sometimes twice, as a pupa.
Widespread.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
21/08/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
12/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
10/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
09/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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