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Noctuidae
931477.009261Acronicta impressa (Walker, 1856) – Impressive Dagger

© Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Type Locality: St. Martin’s Falls, Albany River, Hudson’s Bay [Martin's Falls, ON].
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Synonymy: Acronycta impressa Walker, 1856
Apatela acla Benjamin, 1933
Noctua auricoma of authors not Fabricius, 1787
Apatela distans Grote, 1879
Acronycta emaculata Smith, 1897
Acronycta fasciata Walker, 1856
[unknown] lemmeri Chermock & Chermock, 1940
Acronicta scintillans Franclemont, 1938
Acronicta verrilli Franclemont & Todd, 1983
Acronycta verrillii Grote & Robinson, 1870
Acronycta dolorosa Dyar, 1904
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta impressa (Walker, 1856) includes as synonyms Acronicta acla [9262] and Acronicta distans [9263].
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: 220; pl. A-16, figs. 9-28 (adult); pl. 26, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 42, fig. 7 (♀ gen.); pl. L-15, figs. 1-6. (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Acronicta impressa
© John Davis
Acronicta impressa
© John Davis
Acronicta impressa
© Nolie Schneider
Acronicta impressa
© Gary Anweiler
Acronicta impressa
30mm – © Jim Vargo
Acronicta impressa
© Betsy Higgins

Acronicta impressa
© Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta impressa
© Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta impressa
© Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta impressa
© Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta impressa
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta impressa
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta impressa
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG


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