Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Acronicta menyanthidis Esper, 1789
Light Knot Grass

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.042

Surprisingly scarce given its preferred habitat of acid moorland and heathland. Active from May to July

Moorland plants including Bog Myrtle Myrica gale and Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus are used by the larvae

Acronicta menyanthidis
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