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Moth  Grey Dagger Moth

Grey Dagger Moth - Photo  Copyright 2000 Gary Bradley Photo: G. Bradley

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A great way to see all the details on these insects and other small creatures is with a special magnifier box - click here

Latin name: Acronicta psi

Size: Has a wingspan of approximately 40mms.

Distribution: Common in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Less frequently seen in Scotland.

Months seen: June to September.

Habitat: Hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Food: Nectar.

Special features: The grey dagger is another of our noctuid moths. It gets its name from the black dagger-like markings on its grey wings.

Click for a better view The caterpillars feed on many types of tree and shrub including; birch, lime and hawthorn.



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