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Species Acronicta spinigera - Nondescript Dagger - Hodges#9235

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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 spinigera (Nondescript Dagger - Hodges#9235)
Hodges Number
9235
Identification
The adult of Acronicta clarescens 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)
Food
Captive larvae will eat basswood(1); Apple, birch, Cherry, elm, Rubus(2)