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Noctuidae
931458.009241Acronicta fragilis (Guenée, 1852) – Fragile Dagger

© Libby & Rick Avis
Distribution: Type locality: New York.
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Synonymy: Microcoelia fragilis Guenée, 1852
Acronicta atrior Franclemont, 1938
Apatela fragiloides Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Apatela minella Dyar, 1898
Bryophila spectans Walker, 1861
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 170; pl. A-12, figs. 36-45 (adult); pl. 21, fig. 4 (♂ gen.); pl. 38, fig. 9 (♀ gen.); pl. L-8, figs. 7, 8 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Acronicta fragilis
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Acronicta fragilis
© Libby & Rick Avis
Acronicta fragilis
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Acronicta fragilis
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Acronicta fragilis
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