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Species Acronicta strigulata - Hodges#9231

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Acronictinae
Genus Acronicta (Dagger Moths)
Species strigulata (Acronicta strigulata - Hodges#9231)
Hodges Number
9231
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta strigulata Smith 1897
Size
Fw length 17-19 mm (1)
Identification
See Pacific Northwest Moths here
Range
Pacific coast from California to British Columbia and southeast thru Idaho, Nevada, Utah, south Wyoming, west Colorado, northern New Mexico and west Texas. (2)
Habitat
Riparian areas at low elevations
Season
Flies May-August (1)
Food
Unknown but suspected to fee on cottonwoods
Remarks
Nocturnal
See Also
Acronicta thoracica is very similar and almost completely overlaps the range of strigulata in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, west Texas and southern Wyoming. However, thoracica has paler forewings with more distinct lines and spots, and has hindwings that are more of a dirty white. (2)
Internet References
Images and Info at Pacific Northwest Moths
Works Cited
1.Pacific Northwest Moths
2.Noctuoidea Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae
Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler. 2020. The Moths of North America.