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Marsh Dagger
Acronicta strigosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2285 / 73.041

Similar Cambs Species: None
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn
Nat Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Believed extinct in Britain, having not been recorded since 1933.

Formerly found in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire, known from Wicken, Fordham, Isleham, Fulbourne, Whittlesford, Duxford, Mepal and Chatteris. [Skinner]

Records include a moth taken at sugar near Chatteris in 1904, two caterpillars beaten from hawthorn in August 1905, and a moth on an ash tree, Wicken, July 31 1907.

[Entomologist 47, 1914; R.South MOTBI Series I, 1907] JW

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (14%) of 37 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1850.
Last Recorded in 1907.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/1907129TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
01/07/1907129TL48 - Manea/Mepal
01/07/1906129TL48 - Manea/Mepal
1905229TL48 - Manea/Mepal
01/07/1904129TL38 - Chatteris
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