Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Yellow form of larva. Ex female. Purdis Farm, Ipswich. August 2015.

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Acronicta leporina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2280 / 73.040

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very thinly scattered around Ipswich at Bentley (formerly), one at Hemley (Wlr) and one at light in Martlesham (D); Aldringham in 1930 (Wiltshire); Beccles (Crf perhaps extinct); and in the Breck before 1890 at Tuddenham Fen (Wrt, Suff. Inst. 1870, 220), Downham and Thetford. Larvae singly in Blythburgh Wood, 1936 (Gd & D).

Recent status: fairly common and widespread.

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
15/08/2020125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
13/08/2020126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
12/08/2020126TL77 - Mildenhall
11/08/2020126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
Show Details | 1990 to 2020 | 2000 to 2020 | Graph Key
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Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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