Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Noctuidae   Checklist Number: 73.044

Acronicta euphorbiae   [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775

Sweet Gale

A very scarce, mainly moorland species, recorded annually in the south of the islands, mostly during May - June. We have retained the species name as Acronicta euphorbiae in favour of Acronicta cinerea as used in the new checklist. There is disagreement as to whether A. cinerea is a genuine species, therefore, we will retain the established name until this is resolved