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Species Acronicta clarescens - Clear Dagger Moth - Hodges#9246

Noctuidae, Acronicta, larva - Acronicta clarescens Noctuidae, Acronicta - Acronicta clarescens White moth with long nose - Acronicta clarescens Unknown caterpillar - Acronicta clarescens Odd Acronicta clarescens - Acronicta clarescens Caterpillar - Acronicta clarescens ID Request - Acronicta clarescens Caterpillar - Acronicta clarescens
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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 clarescens (Clear Dagger Moth - Hodges#9246)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta clarescens (Guenée, 1852)
Acronycta clarescens Guenée, 1852 (1)
Acronicta pruni Harris, 1869 (2)
Wingspan ≈ 40mm (2)
The adult of Acronicta spinigera looks very similar. One way to tell the difference is that A. clarescens has a tuft of tan brown on the midthorax. (from Chris Schmidt)
Adults are on wing from May to August, depending on the location. (2)
Larvae feed on apple, cherry, mountain ash, plum and wild black cherry. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (4)
Wikipedia - brief description (2)