Smeared Dagger Moth Acronicta oblinita (J.E. Smith, 1797)  Synonyms: Hodges #9272, Smartweed Caterpillar.

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Uses a wide variety of larval host plants including Winged Sumac (BugGuide).

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A Smeared Dagger Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/27/2004). Confirmed by Dale F. Schweitzer. Lance Biechele notes the following: "In my experience, unlike its many relatives, this moth does not respond to sugar baits." Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/15/2007). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (2002). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (6/24/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/8/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/11/2010). Determined by Kelly Fiegle/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth larva on Pickerelweed in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An early instar of a Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar hosting on willow in Harford Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/17/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth Caterpillar in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/6/2008). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/4/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)


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