Acronicta interrupta

Acronicta interrupta

''Acronicta interrupta'' is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found across southern Canada south of the Boreal forest, from New Brunswick west to eastern Alberta, south to Georgia, Nebraska and Arizona.
Interrupted Dagger - Acronicta interrupta TL: ~20 mm. Gray FW with black basal dash; white-edged PM line is pierced by thin black anal dash. Hosts: Deciduous trees. Status: Common

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm light in a semi-rural area

2020(47) Acronicta interrupta,Geotagged,Interrupted Dagger,Spring,United States,moth

Appearance

The wingspan is 35–42 mm. Adults are on wing from April to August or September depending on the location. There are two or more generations per year in the south and one in the north.

Food

The larvae feed on apple, apricot, birch, cherry, crabapple, elm, hawthorn, Hop-Hornbeam, mountain-ash, oak, plum and willow.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNoctuidae
GenusAcronicta
SpeciesA. interrupta