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931426 – 9205.1   Acronicta cyanescens (Hampson, 1909)
             Blue-gray Dagger

Merrill A. Peterson
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta cyanescens Hampson, 1909
Acronycta amicora Smith, 1911
Acronycta metra Smith, 1911
Acronycta turpis Smith, 1911
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta cyanescens was a subspecies of 9205 - Acronicta lepusculina
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 165; pl. A-11, figs. 1-6 (adult); pl. 21, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 38, fig. 7 (♀ gen.); pl. L-8, fig. 1 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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