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Noctuidae
931434.20 – 9218   Acronicta 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.
References
  • 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
Volkmar Heinrich
Acronicta mansueta
Volkmar Heinrich
Acronicta mansueta
31mm – Jim Vargo
Acronicta mansueta
32mm - LG – Volkmar Heinrich
Acronicta mansueta
33mm - LG – Volkmar Heinrich

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