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Noctuidae
931423.009202Acronicta insita (Walker, 1856) – Large Gray Dagger

Dick Wilson - DNA
Distribution: Type locality: Orilla [sic; Orillia], Ontario, Canada.
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Synonymy: Acronycta insita Walker, 1856
Acronycta dactylina Grote, 1874
Acronycta denvera Smith, 1905
Acronycta hesperida Smith, 1897
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta insita (Walker, 1856) includes as synonyms Acronicta dactylina (Grote, 1874) [9203], n. syn., and Acronicta hesperida (Smith, 1897) [9204], rev. syn., in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 160.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) (Acronicta dactylina) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Pohl, G.R., G.G. Anweiler, B.C. Schmidt, & N.G. Kondla, 2010. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada. ZooKeys, 38: 1-549.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.31m; p. 282. Book Review and ordering (Acronicta dactylina)
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 160; pl. A-10, figs. 20-25 (adult); pl. 20, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 38, fig. 4 (♀ gen.); pl. L-8, figs. 3, 4 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Walker, F., 1856. Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 9: 61.
Acronicta insita
Janice Stiefel
Acronicta insita
John Davis
Acronicta insita
John Davis
Acronicta insita
John Davis
Acronicta insita
Carl Barrentine
Acronicta insita
Ron Wiegus
Acronicta insita
42mm – Jim Vargo
Acronicta insita
Jeffrey C. Miller
Acronicta insita
Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta insita
Anthony W. Thomas

Acronicta insita
John Davis

Acronicta insita
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta insita
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta insita
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta insita
Chris Adam LG

Acronicta insita
Chris Adam LG

Acronicta insita
Siobhan Basile


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