The Moths of Suffolk
2287 Scarce Dagger, Acronicta auricoma, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Rare immigrant; former resident

Local Status : Scarce immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to early June and mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : Oaks and Wild Raspberry

Records : Orfordness (M Marsh, 22.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-17mm, Wingspan 36-42mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLight Knot Grass, Acronicta menyanthidis
Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis

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Kent (3.viii.2002) © M Deans

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