Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Grey / Dark Dagger
Acronicta psi/tridens


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 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Grey Dagger | Sycamore >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/10/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87 -
22/09/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
20/09/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO89 -
13/09/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
05/09/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSK05

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