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Noctuidae
931467.009249Acronicta increta (Morrison, 1874) – Eclipsed Oak Dagger

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: NS west to southeastern SK, Canada, south to FL and west to eastern WY and eastern TX, USA.
Type locality: Brooklyn, NY.
Similar Species:
  • 9249.1 Acronicta cryptica. Melanistic specimens of A. increta cannot be separated with confidence and require DNA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta increta Morrison, 1875
Acronycta inclara Smith, 1900
Acronycta inconstans Smith, 1911
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta increta (Morrison, 1874) includes as a synonym [9250] Acronicta inclara (Smith, 1900) in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 149.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 131.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 131.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 148; pl. A-9, figs. 1-22 (adult); pl. 19, fig. 4 (♂ gen.); pl. 37, fig. 6 (♀ gen.); pl. L-6, figs. 5-8 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acronicta increta
Lew Scharpf
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Bob Patterson
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Steve Walter
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Mike Boone [T]
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Joanne Schuman
Acronicta increta
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Acronicta increta
Ken Childs
Acronicta increta
LG – Bill Dempwolf
Acronicta increta
LG – Bill Dempwolf
Acronicta increta
LG – Jim Troubridge
Acronicta increta
LG – Jim Troubridge
Acronicta increta
LG – Jim Troubridge
Acronicta increta
34mm – Jim Vargo
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Leslie Angel LG

Acronicta increta
George Smiley LG
32mm on Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)

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