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 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO97 -
12/10/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSP09 -
09/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO78 -
03/10/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP07 -
01/10/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSK00 -

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