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Species Acronicta perdita - Hodges#9268

Acronicta perdita - male Acronicta perdita - male Acronicta perdita Acronicta perdita - female for Oregon-June - Acronicta perdita Acronicta perdita Dagger Moth - Acronicta perdita - female Acronicta perdita - male
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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 perdita (Acronicta perdita - Hodges#9268)
Hodges Number
9268
Size
Wingspan 42-46 mm.
Identification
Forewings gray heavily suffused with black. Hind wings of males are white and are gray in females. (1)
Range
From British Columbia south to California.
Habitat
Found in dry forests.
Season
Adults fly from April through July.
Food
Larvae feed on Ceanothus and Purshia. photo of caterpillar
Works Cited
1.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.