Noctuid Moths to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Scotland
Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland - see the map on the right. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods.
Grey dagger, Acronicta psi
Common and found in a wide variety of habitats.
Caterpillar food plants include birch, alder, hawthorn, blackthorn, plum, pear, apple, and many others. Caterpillar length up to 38 mm. Feeds Aug - Oct.
Adult flies June - Aug. Adult length at rest is 17 - 20 mm.