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2284 Grey Dagger, Acronicta psi (Linnaeus, 1758)

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A resident species that usually occurs sparingly in a wide range of habitats but is sometimes fairly common at mv light in deciduous woodland. Widespread in distribution. A single brooded species, flying at some time between early May to early September. The larvae feed on “almost any forest or garden tree” (Adkin 1930) including beech, apple, sloe, silver birch, rose, sallow, sweet chestnut, elm, hazel, wild cherry, hop, and willow. (Pratt, 2011)

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Coldean, Brighton, vi 1989 Photo: Roy Leverton

Acronicta psi (Linnaeus, 1758)

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