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Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)

Alder Moth
73.0360 (B&F: 2281)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Acronictinae
        »Tribe: Acontiini

A resident species that usually occurs sparingly but is sometimes fairly common and occasionally locally common at mv light in deciduous woods. Very irregular in numbers, but well distributed away from the coast. A single brooded species mainly flying from early May to early July. The larvae feed on beech, birch, hazel, oak and sweet chestnut. (Pratt, 2011)

Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Bracklesham, 14 v 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Wisborough Green, 16 v 2014
Photo: Dave and Penny Green
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Lindfield, 21 vi 2015
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Steyning, 06 vii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Henfield, 25 iv 2011
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Lindfield, 6 vi 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Ringmer, 25 v 2011
Photo: John Luck
Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Findon Valley, 17 v 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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