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Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The grey dagger (Acronicta psi) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from Europe and North Africa to northern Iran, Central Asia, southern and central Siberia and Mongolia. In the Levant it is found in Lebanon and Israel. The larvae of the two species are very different (see below). The grey dagger flies at night from June to August and is attracted to light and sometimes to sugar. 1. \n* The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Brown Moss 79 England, United Kingdom  
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Emer Bog 93 England, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)[1]
Alnus glutinosa (European alder)[1]
Alnus incana (gray alder)[1]
Amelanchier stolonifera (thicket shadbush)[1]
Betula pendula (European white birch)[1]
Betula pubescens (downy birch)[1]
Crataegus heterophylla (Common Hawthorn)[2]
Crataegus intricata (Copenhagen hawthorn)[1]
Crataegus laevigata (Midland Hawthorn)[1]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[1]
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)[2]
Nothofagus obliqua (roble beech)[3]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)[1]
Prunus cerasus (sour cherry)[1]
Prunus domestica (plum)[1]
Prunus dulcis (Almond)[1]
Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)[1]
Prunus persica (peach)[1]
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)[3]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[3]
Pyrus communis (common pear)[1]
Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak)[1]
Rosa canina (Dog Rose)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[2]
Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash)[2]
Tilia cordata (littleleaf linden)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)8
Abroma temperata6
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix)6
Acleris variegana (Garden rose tortricid moth)6
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)13
Acronicta auricoma (Scarce Dagger)8
Acronicta leporina (miller)8
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)7
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)11
Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)10
Amphipyra pyramidea9
Ancylis achatana6
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)7
Biston betularia (peppered moth)12
Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)8
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)7
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)8
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix)6
Caliroa cerasi (pearslug)7
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)11
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)8
Carcina quercana6
Chloroclysta miata9
Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)10
Cilix glaucata6
Coleophora anatipennella6
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)7
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)17
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)13
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)7
Cosmia pyralina (Lunar-spotted Pinion)6
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)14
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)9
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)12
Diloba caeruleocephala12
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)6
Edwardsiana crataegi (Canary fly)7
Electrophaes corylata (Broken-barred Carpet Moth)10
Ennomos autumnaria (Large Thorn)7
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)12
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)15
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)9
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)8
Euproctis similis7
Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)10
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)6
Fagocyba cruenta7
Gastropacha quercifolia (Lappet)8
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)7
Hedya pruniana6
Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet)6
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)8
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)6
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)9
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)8
Lithophane hepatica7
Lomographa temerata (Clouded Silver)11
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)15
Lymantria monacha (Black Arches, Nun Moth)6
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner Moth)10
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)11
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)7
Naenia typica (Gothic)8
Nola cucullatella (Short-cloaked Moth)9
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)9
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)12
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)10
Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone Moth)9
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)8
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)11
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)8
Pammene rhediella6
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)11
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)9
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)6
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella8
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)12
Plemyria rubiginata (Blue-bordered Carpet)8
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)11
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)7
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)12
Recurvaria leucatella (Lesser Budmoth)6
Recurvaria nanella8
Saperda scalaris8
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)11
Scolytus rugulosus (shothole borer)6
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)9
Smerinthus ocellata9
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)10
Swammerdamia pyrella9
Thecla betulae (Brown Hairstreak)6
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)11
Turdus viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)8
Yponomeuta padella (Common Hawthorn Ermel Moth)12
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)9

Predators

Phobocampe crassiuscula[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Phobocampe crassiuscula[2]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Ecology of Commanster
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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