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A Selection of Noctuidae Moths 73.037 - 73.048

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(Linnaeus 1758) (Dennis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Linnaeus 1758) (Dennis & Schiffermuller/Linnaeus) (Dennis & Schiffermuller/Linnaeus)
Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae
Grey Dagger Dark Dagger ag. Grey Dagger Dark & Grey Dagger ag. Dark & Grey Dagger ag.
Acronicta psi Acronicta tridens Acronicta psi Acronicta tridens/psi Acronicta tridens/psi
73.038  BF 2284 73.037  BF 2283 73.038  BF 2284 73.037/73.038  BF 2283/2284 73.037/73.038  BF 2283/2284

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 35mm to 43mm.

Flight Period: June and July.

Habitat: Woodland, orchards, parks, gardens and places with trees.

Comment: Wide spread and fairly common in England and Wales, with except the far north of England where scarce. It maybe a resident in south Scotland, doubtful Irish records.

Dark and Grey Dagger ag.

These two species are so similar, it is virtually impossible to identify the adults. DNA sequencing, or examination of the genitalia is require to determine which species is which. The caterpillars of the two species however are quite different, and easy to identify.

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(Linnaeus1758) (Linnaeus1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae
The Sycamore The Sycamore The Miller The Miller The Miller
Acronicta aceris Acronicta aceris Acronicta leporina Acronicta leporina Acronicta leporina
73.039  BF 2279 73.039  BF 2279 73.040  BF 2280 73.040  BF 2280 73.040  BF 2280

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 40mm to 45mm.

Flight Period: August and September.

Habitat: Woodland fringes, parks, suburban gardens, hedgerows and  other woody areas where the food plants grow.

Comment: This moth is reasonably common in the south east of England, Else where in the UK there are scattered records.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 38mm to 43mm.

Flight Period: June into August.

Habitat: Woods, heaths, parks, gardens, commons,   and places where the food plants grow.

Comment: Wide spread and reasonably common in England and Wales. Wide spread in Ireland and  Scotland. Scarce and local on the Inner Hebrides.

(Linnaeus ) (Linnaeus ) (Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763)  
Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Metoponiinae Noctuidae - Metoponiinae  
The Knot grass The Knot grass Small Yellow Underwing Small Yellow Underwing  
Acronicta rumicis Acronicta rumicis Panemeria tenebrata Panemeria tenebrata  
73.045  BF 2289 73.045  BF 2289 73.048  BF 2397 73.048  BF 2397  

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 34mm to 44mm.

Flight Period: May into July.

Habitat: Woodland fringes, heaths, commons, waste ground, over grown gardens and waste ground, and other open area's where the food plants grow.

Comment: This moth is widespread and fairly common in England, Wales and Ireland. In Scotland it is widespread and reasonably scarce.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 19mm to 22mm.

Flight Period: May and June.

Habitat: Disused railway lines, heaths commons, and open places where the food plant grows.

Comment: Wide spread over much of England and Wales. Its range extends into north east Scotland, where it is scarce. A few records have come from Ireland, but not recently.

Noctuidae Family

Species 73.084 to 73.103

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(Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775)    
Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae Noctuidae - Acronictinae    
Poplar Grey Poplar Grey Poplar Grey    
Acronicta megacephala Acronicta megacephala Acronicta megacephala    
73.046  BF 2278 73.046  BF 2278 73.046  BF 2278    

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 40mm to 44mm.

Flight Period: May into August.

Habitat: Woods, commons, parks, gardens, hedgerows and other places where the food plants grow.

Comment: Widespread and reasonably common over much of England and Wales. In Ireland it is more localised, in Scotland its distribution is erratic and it is recorded as far north as Ross-shire.

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