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Species Acronicta impressa - Impressed Dagger Moth - Hodges#9261

Impressed Dagger - Acronicta impressa caterpillar - Acronicta impressa Big Spikey Caterpillar! - Acronicta impressa acronicta larva maybe - Acronicta impressa Moth Larva - Acronicta impressa Unknown Caterpillar - Acronicta impressa black and white caterpillar - Acronicta impressa Caterpillar - Acronicta impressa
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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 impressa (Impressed Dagger Moth - Hodges#9261)
Hodges Number
Alder, apple, beech, birch, blackberry and other Rubus, blueberry, cherry, currant, dogwood, elm, glae, hazen, larch, oak, plum, poplar, rose, serviceberry, spirea, willow, witch hazel; occasionally nonwoody plants like dogbane (1)
Life Cycle
larva; leaf wrap around pupa and pupa; adult
Works Cited
1.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.