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Species Acronicta rubricoma - Ruddy Dagger Moth - Hodges#9199

Caterpillar - Acronicta rubricoma Caterpillar - Acronicta rubricoma Fuzzy White Stinging Caterpillar with Black Spikes - Acronicta rubricoma tussock moth? caterpillar - Acronicta rubricoma green tufted caterpillar - Acronicta rubricoma Is this fall webworm? - Acronicta rubricoma Rudy dagger moth caterpillar  - Acronicta rubricoma Rudy Dagger Moth - Acronicta rubricoma
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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 rubricoma (Ruddy Dagger Moth - Hodges#9199)
Hodges Number
9199
Explanation of Names
Acronicta rubricoma Guenée, 1852
Size
38-44mm wingspan. (1)
Identification
Forewing light gray to brown. Reniform spot larger and more distinct than other daggers. Hindwing whitish with gray shading. (1)
Range
e NA, AZ(1), CA(1) - Map (MPG)
Food
Elm, hackberry, sumac. (1)
Life Cycle
2 broods from April-October (1)
Print References
Covell, pp. 81-82, plate 17 #1 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.