Streaked Dagger - Acronicta lithospila
TL: ~20 mm. Gray forewings with light streaks along dark veins. Thin, dark basal and anal dashes. Status: uncommon.
Hosts: oak and chestnut
Habitat: Attracted to a light in a rural area. To my cats delight, this moth followed me inside. Thankfully, I caught it before they did.
''Acronicta lithospila'', the streaked dagger moth, is a moth of the family Noctuidae described by Augustus Radcliffe Grote in 1874. It is found in Canada and the United States .
The wingspan is about 35 mm. Adults are on wing from June to August depending on the location. The larvae feed on hickory and oak.