Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Kinver Edge, Staffordshire. July 8th 2016.

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Sycamore
Acronicta aceris

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2279 / 73.039

A fairly common resident that has spread from urban areas into the wider countryside.

Most frequent in urban and suburban areas, particularly in and parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa, sometimes more than once. Adults can be found resting on tree trunks, fences etc and later are attracted to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 84 (60%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-22mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Sycamore, Field Maple, maples, Horse-chestnut
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
30/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
22/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
22/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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