Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Miller
Acronicta leporina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2280 / 73.040

A fairly common resident found across the region.

Found in broadleaved woodland, heathland, moorland and fens and also more often in urban areas where the footplant has been planted.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be found resting on tree trunks and later are attracted to light.

Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
21/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
20/07/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
20/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
19/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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