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unknown caterpillar - Acronicta retardata

unknown caterpillar - Acronicta retardata
Chilton County, Alabama, USA
August 27, 2019
Acronicta retardata? On Red Maple.

Looks correct to us.

I make a motion that the common name of this moth be changed from Retarded Dagger Moth to Radiant Dagger Moth and perhaps the scientific name to Acronicta radiata. I've been involved with NAMI and Bring Change To Mind for quite a number of years and I think they would all agree that there is no place for such insensitivity, especially in the scientific community.