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Acronicta dactylina (Fingered Dagger) In a field with sapling Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) and Balsam Poplar (P. balsamifera) two host plant species. Acronicta dactylina,Acronictinae,Dagger Moths,Fingered Dagger,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,Summer,United States,insect,moth Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Acronicta dactylina (Fingered Dagger)

In a field with sapling Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) and Balsam Poplar (P. balsamifera) two host plant species.

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  1. Beautiful moth and shot! Posted 8 months ago

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''Acronicta dactylina'' is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from Newfoundland west to the Pacific coast and Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, south to North Carolina and Colorado.

''Acronicta hesperida'' was formerly considered to be a separate species, but is now considered a synonym.

The wingspan is 45–55 mm. Adults are on wing from May to July in one generation depending on the location.

The larvae feed on alder, birch, poplar,.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Sep 21, 2019. Captured Sep 21, 2019 16:15 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO2500
  • 100mm