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Sycamore
Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2279 / 73.039
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. May 2015.

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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala
Forewing: 18-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sycamore, Field Maple, maples, Horse-chestnut.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Morley's Final Catalogue: 'Somewhat scarce, but widely distributed' in 1890, when it was thought too general to merit localising. Later records are merely from Copdock (Hkg); and Ipswich (Pyett), where Baylis took it on 27 July 1895 at electric light, then a novelty which attracted many outlying moths. Several at Hemley in 1903 et. seqq. (Wlr); one at sugar in Gorleston during July 1935 (Mr).

Recent status: Fairly common and widespread.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
13/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
13/08/2021126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
12/08/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
11/08/2021+25TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
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