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931419.84 – 9242   Acronicta exilis (Grote, 1874)
             Lesser Oak Dagger

Ken Childs
Distribution: Type locality: New York.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta exilis Grote, 1874
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 144; pl. A-8, figs. 1-10 (adult); pl. 19, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 37, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-5, figs. 8 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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