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Noctuidae
931470.009251Acronicta retardata (Walker, 1861) – Retarded Dagger

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: Holotype locality: Rouge Valley, Les Laurentides, QC.
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Synonymy: Microcoelia retardata Walker, 1861
Acronicta caesarea Smith, 1905
Acronycta dissecta Grote & Robinson, 1870
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta retardata (Walker, 1861) includes as a synonym Acronicta caesarea Smith, 1905 [9252] in Forbes (1954), overlooked syn. in the Hodges 1983 checklist, see Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40: 136.
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)
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 123; pl. A-12, figs. 14-28 (adult); pl. 16, fig. 4 (♂ gen.); pl. 35, fig. 4 (♀ gen.); pl. L-4, fig. 4 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acronicta retardata
Larry Line
Acronicta retardata
Carol Wolf
Acronicta retardata
Jason Dombroskie
Acronicta retardata
Marcy O'Connor
Acronicta retardata
Bob Patterson [T]
Acronicta retardata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Acronicta retardata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Acronicta retardata
27mm – Jim Vargo
Acronicta retardata
27mm – Jim Vargo
Acronicta retardata
Richard Crook LG

Acronicta retardata
Giff Beaton LG
on BoxElder
Acronicta retardata
George Smiley LG
on Red Maple (Acer rubrum) 26mm

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