Dark Dagger

    Acronicta tridens

    NoctuidaeABH 73.037 B&F 2283

    The adults require genital examination to be distinguished for certain from the much commoner Grey Dagger, and because of this the moth is probably under-reported.  The larvae can be distinguished more easily, but are seldom found in Somerset.  Geographically restricted, absent from large areas of eastern and western Somerset.

    Adult Verification Grade: 4

    Dark Dagger (Acronicta tridens) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden