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2289 ~ Knot Grass ~ Acronicta rumicis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-44mm.

Confusion species

Poplar Grey, Scarce Dagger, Sweet Gale Moth and Coronet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly open places, including wet areas.


Herbaceous and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon in the leaf litter. Larva June-September and September-October.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 21st Aug 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 21st Aug 2011, Commins Coch