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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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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77335/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html" title="Streaked Dagger - Acronicta lithospila"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/77335_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1596672010&Signature=sJuqviwQS9GWhRF1j4PtFUs4IxA%3D" width="200" height="154" alt="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 />
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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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77336/streaked_dagger_-_acronicta_lithospila.html Acronicta lithospila,Geotagged,Spring,United States,moth,streaked dagger" /></a></figure> Acronicta lithospila,Geotagged,Moth,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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 one year ago
    1. Thanks! It was trying to camouflage itself in the dust on my bookshelf in this shot. Posted one year 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