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Species Acronicta beameri - Hodges#9234

Arizona Moth - Acronicta beameri Arizona Moth - Acronicta beameri Arizona Moth - Acronicta beameri Acronicta beameri Acronicta beameri? - Acronicta beameri
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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 beameri (Acronicta beameri - Hodges#9234)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta beameri Todd, 1958
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Dr. Raymond Hill Beamer (1889-1957).
Adult: forewing light gray with heavy black anal dash which almost connects to heavy black basal dash; AM and PM lines thick, scalloped, white, edged with black on both sides; reniform and orbicular spots black in center, surrounded by white, with thin black perimeter line; several oblique black markings along costa; black subapical dash runs from PM line to outer margin; hindwing white with conspicuous black scaling along distal half of veins, mostly in upper half of wing; collar black; top of thorax gray.
Texas to Arizona.
Type location: Palmerlee, Cochise County, Arizona.
See Also
compare images of other Acronicta species at Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Todd, E.L. 1958. The theodora group of Acronicta Ochsenheimer and a new name for Anytus Grote (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 31(2): 154-158 (free access)
Internet References
pinned adult image by Gary Anweiler, plus distribution map (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)