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Moths in Beckenham

Observed: 11th July 2012 By: pfpt2
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student

Light-trapped in garden

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Grey Dagger interacts


JonathanWallace's picture

Are you sure?

Although there is no picture posted for this observation I would be interested to know how you are sure that this moth was a Grey Dagger. This species is notoriously difficult to distinguish from the Dark Dagger, Acronicta tridens, without resorting to 'gen det' (ie close examination of the genitalia).
The caterpillars of the two species are readily distinguishable from external characters though.

Jonathan Wallace

DavidNotton's picture

no picture

no way to say what this is really until a picture is posted