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Species Acronicta thoracica - Hodges#9230

Ultimate larva - Acronicta thoracica Ultimate larva - Acronicta thoracica Acronicta thoracica Arizona Moth - Acronicta thoracica Acronicta thoracica Strange Caterpillar in My Kitchen...  - Acronicta thoracica Arizona Moth - Acronicta thoracica Acronicta thoracica
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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 thoracica (Acronicta thoracica - Hodges#9230)
Hodges Number
9230
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta thoracica (Grote, 1880)
Apatela thoracica Grote, 1880
Phylogenetic sequence # 931446 (1)
Numbers
Acronicta has about 73 species in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Wingspan about 38 mm.
Range
Western Texas to Arizona and north to Colorado and Oregon. (2)
Habitat
Dry forests.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
No. Am. Ent. 1 (11) 94 [Randy Hardy]