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Dark / Grey Dagger

=Acronicta tridens/psi

The Dark and Grey Daggers adults cannot be separated other than by dissection so, unless this is done, they are lumped together as this aggregate. The larvae of the two are distinct (see differences under each species).

Recorded in 90 (64%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Grey Dagger  |  Sycamore >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
24/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
16/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
08/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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