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Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common

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Subacronicta megacephala
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

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2022+39SK00 - Brownhills/Chasewater
30/07/2022+39SK00 - Brownhills/Chasewater
29/07/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
22/07/2022140SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
22/07/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
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