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Species Acronicta longa - Long-winged Dagger Moth - Hodges#9264

Caterpillar - Acronicta longa  black, white & red tear-drop caterpillar - Acronicta longa Please id caterpillar found on Amsonia illustris, Ozark Bluestar - Acronicta longa Acronicta longa Acronicta longa, Long-winged Dagger - Acronicta longa caterpillar - Acronicta longa Acronicta longa Acronicta longa
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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 longa (Long-winged Dagger Moth - Hodges#9264)
Hodges Number
Larval hosts include a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, including birch (Betula), willow (Salix), cherry (Prunus), oak (Quercus), rose (Rosa), alder (Alnus), and others.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - Images of live and pinned adults and distribution map