|2279 ~ Sycamore ~ Acronicta aceris|
Resident. Local. S, EC.
First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the north-east of the county. This was the first record for north Wales. Since then it has been recorded at a further two sites, both in the north-east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 40-45mm.
Poplar Grey and Sweet Gale Moth.
Parklands and gardens.
A wide range of broadleaf trees.
Overwinters as a pupa, in a double layered cocoon, sometimes more than one year. Larva July-Sept.
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Photo by DB, 16th Aug 2012, Middletown