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931444.1 – 9235   Acronicta spinigera (Guenée, 1852)
             Nondescript Dagger

© Loren & Babs Padelford
Distribution: Type locality: New York.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta spinigera Guenée, 1852
Apatela harveyana Grote, 1875
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 205; pl. A-14, figs. 13-15 (adult); pl. 25, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 41, fig. 6 (♀ gen.); pl. L-12, figs. 3, 4 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Acronicta spinigera
© Janice Stiefel
Acronicta spinigera
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Acronicta spinigera
40mm – © Jim Vargo

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