Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Knot Grass
Acronicta rumicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2289 / 73.045

A common species across the region.

Found in many open habitats including gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa with adults coming to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP07 -
02/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33 -
29/09/2019+VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
06/09/20193VC40 - ShropshireSO69 -
06/09/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69 -

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