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Poplar Grey
Subacronicta megacephala

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2278 / 73.046
=Acronicta megacephala

A common resident across the region.

A species of woodland, parkland, fens and many areas where the foodplants occur.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 100 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
02/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
02/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69
31/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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