The Sycamore Acronicta aceris - Distribution map

Please note that the NBN Gateway map service has been terminated as of 1 April 2017.

As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

In the meantime, you can get some idea of distribution from the NBN Atlas website.

View the NBN Atlas Map

73.039 BF2279

The Sycamore Acronicta aceris

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 35-45 mm.

Like several other Acronicta species, the ground colour varies from pale grey to dark sooty-grey.

The species is distributed mainly in the south-eastern counties of England, with scattered records elsewhere.

The brightly-coloured caterpillar is covered with yellow and orange hairs and has a row of black-edged white blotches along the back. It feeds on horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) as well as sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) and field maple (A. campestre).
back to top