Charred Dagger Moth Acronicta brumosa GuenĂ©e, 1852    Synonyms: Hodges #9255.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Noctuidae   >   Genus Acronicta   

Status:

Found in dry oak woodlands and barrens (BugGuide).

Description:

BugGuide and Wagner each point out that the larvae are similar to A. aflicta. Wagner states A. aflicta has a single pair of clubbed setae per segment, while A. brumosa has two pairs per segment.

Relationships:

Host plants are oaks.

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A Charred Dagger Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/9/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)


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