Main: (Noctuidae / Acronictinae)
73.036 [B&F: 2281] Alder Moth (Acronicta alni) (Linnaeus, 1767)

 

Notes: Local in broad-leaved woodland and scrub throughout much of England and Wales, also in western Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight considered to be a very rare moth until the advent of m.v. light; it is now known to be widespread and fairly common, though only recorded from the north of the Island. Wingspan 35-42 mm. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees, including Downy Birch, Alder and Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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