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931419.79 – 9255   Acronicta brumosa (Guenée, 1852)
             Charred Dagger

TX - © Delmar Cain
Distribution: FL north to NJ and east to OK and central TX.
Type locality: North America.
Similar Species:
  • 9254 Acronicta afflicta
  • 9255.1 Acronicta liturata
  • 9255.2 Acronicta wiklei
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta brumosa Guenée, 1852
Apatela persuasa Harvey, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta brumosa (Guenée, 1852) formerly included as a synonym 9255.1 Acronicta liturata (Smith, 1897), revised status, in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 137.
  • 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: 135; pl. A-7 (adult), figs. 9-12; pl. 18, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 36 fig. 5 (♀ gen.); pl. L-5, figs. 1, 2 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Acronicta brumosa
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Acronicta brumosa
LG - © Mike Chapman
Acronicta brumosa
FL - LG – © Jim Troubridge
Acronicta brumosa
44mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Acronicta brumosa
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Acronicta brumosa
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on bluejack oak
Acronicta brumosa
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Acronicta brumosa
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Acronicta brumosa
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