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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 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
29/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
27/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
25/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
23/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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