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Species Acronicta cryptica - Cryptic Oak Dagger - Hodges#9249.1

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 cryptica (Cryptic Oak Dagger - Hodges#9249.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta cryptica Schmidt & Anweiler, 2020 (1)
Southern ON, Canada; MI, IL, KY, eastern TN, USA.
Type locality: Rowan Mills area, Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada.
Sandy woodland habitat with Quercus velutina (Black Oak).
Quercus spp. but has been recorded only in areas with Quercus velutina (Black Oak).
See Also
Acronicta increta is usually paler overall with more contrast between the dark antemedial and paler medial area; subterminal row of pale chevrons usually more distinct; hindwing usually paler. Melanistic specimens cannot be separated with confidence and require DNA.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Noctuoidea Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae
Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler. 2020. The Moths of North America.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group