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Streaked Dagger - Acronicta lithospila TL: ~20 mm. Gray forewings with light streaks along dark veins. Thin, dark basal and anal dashes. Status: uncommon. <br />
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Hosts: oak and chestnut<br />
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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.<br />
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Hosts: oak and chestnut<br />
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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.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77335/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html<br />
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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.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77337/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html<br />
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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.

Streaked Dagger - Acronicta lithospila TL: ~20 mm. Gray forewings with light streaks along dark veins. Thin, dark basal and anal dashes. Status: uncommon. <br />
<br />
Hosts: oak and chestnut<br />
<br />
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.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77335/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77336/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html Acronicta lithospila,Geotagged,Spring,United States

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<br />
<br />
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.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77337/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77336/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html Acronicta lithospila,Geotagged,Spring,United States,moth,streaked dagger

    comments (2)

  1. Superb shot! It's simply perfect, very well done! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks! It was trying to camouflage itself in the dust on my bookshelf in this shot. Posted 4 months ago

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''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.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 11, 2019. Captured Apr 7, 2019 23:07 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm