Noctuidae: Acronictinae

08774 Alder Moth Acronicta alni, (Linnaeus, 1767)

BF2281 (ABH73.036)


General Information

Pupates burrowing into decaying wood.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Goat Willow (Salix caprea), oaks (Quercus spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland, heathland, carr, fens, and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Black, yellow, brown, grey, white
No. of Proleg Pairs: