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931482 – 9268   Acronicta perdita (Grote, 1874)
             Pacific Dagger

John Davis
Distribution: Canada: southern BC; USA: WA, ID, MT, OR, northern CA south to Santa Clara and Tulare counties.
Type locality: California.
Similar Species:
  • Acronicta othello (Smith, 1908) has a smudgy appearance and is found in southern CA.
  • Acronicta impressa (Walker, 1856)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta perdita 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.40f; p. 283. Book Review and ordering
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 235; pl. A-18, figs. 13-16 (adult); pl. 28, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 43, fig. 6 (♀ gen.); pl. L-14, fig. 8. (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Acronicta perdita
John Davis
Acronicta perdita
John Davis
Acronicta perdita
John Davis
Acronicta perdita
LG – Jim Troubridge
Acronicta perdita
40mm – Jim Vargo
Acronicta perdita
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