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931434.209218Acronicta mansueta (Smith, 1897) – Gentle Dagger

John Davis
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Type locality: Easton, WA.
Similar Species:
  • 9214 A. falcula, 9215 A. parallela and some populations of 9218 A. mansueta may not be separated by observable characteristics.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta mansueta Smith, 1897
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta mansueta (Smith, 1897), previously synonymized with 9214 Acronicta falcula in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40: 136, is elevated back to full species status in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011), Zookeys, 149: 153.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys, 149: 145-161.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 178; pl. A-13, figs. 10-19 (adult); pl. 22, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 39, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-9, fig. 3 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acronicta mansueta
Jim Johnson
Acronicta mansueta
David Trochlell
Acronicta mansueta
John Davis
Acronicta mansueta
John Davis
Acronicta mansueta
31mm – Jim Vargo

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