Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Acronicta aceris

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2279 / 73.039

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 71 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

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
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
13/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44 -
08/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
29/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92 -
27/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ30

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