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Light Knot Grass
Acronicta menyanthidis

(Esper, 1789) 2286 / 73.042

An uncommon resident, mainly in the north and west.

A species of moorland and heathland but it can wander from these habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be found at rest during the day on rocks, fences etc and later come to light and to sugar.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 30 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Woody plants Bog-myrtle, Heather, Bilberry etc
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
29/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
27/07/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO49 -
06/07/20182VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO62

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