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Alder Moth
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2281 / 73.036
Photo © Murray Smith,  21/05/2022 - Lingwood

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Similar Species: None
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
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.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
15/05/2024128TF63Dersingham
14/05/2024127TG31Upton
14/05/2024128TF63Heacham
13/05/2024127TG31Upton
12/05/2024128TF91Dereham 
12/05/2024227TG11Costessey
30/06/2023127TG33Ridlington
27/06/2023128TF71Marham Fen
19/06/2023128TF63Dersingham
19/06/2023127TG24Overstrand
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