Noctuidae: Acronictinae

08778 Sycamore Acronicta aceris, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2279 (ABH73.039)

Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 3rd July 2016. MV trap.
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 3rd July 2016. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopis, 3rd July 2016. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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General Information

The ground colour of this species varies from pale grey to dark sooty-grey.

 

Pupates in a bark crevice or in moss or leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 18-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Field Maple (Acer campestre), maples (Acer spp.), Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), Rosaceae (Rosaceae spp.), London Plane (Platanus x hispanica), laburnums (Laburnum spp.)
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Habitat

Gardens, parks, woodland, scrub and heathland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Poplar Grey Subacronicta megacephala (=Acronicta)


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Grey, yellow, red, orange, brown, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5