Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Acronicta leporina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2280 / 73.040
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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Apparently fairly local in Yorkshire, but recorded over a wider range than formerly.

Argus 47, 2001-04:

VC65. High Batts, 7.7.1991 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Recorded in small numbers all across the county. Numbers and range seem stable and unchanged since 1989.

Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Sycamore  |  Light Knot Grass >
Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2023164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
13/08/2023162SE65 - York (E)
13/08/2023163SE51 - Askern
10/08/2023163SE72 - Goole
09/08/2023162SE65 - York (E)
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