Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta marmorata Smith, 1897
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin marmoratus meaning "marbled."
Western British Colombia to southernmost California (San Diego County)(1)
Adults fly from April to September(1)
Larvae feed on deciduous oaks (Quercus sp.
). In the Pacific Northest, the primary host plant is Q. garryana
. (PNW Moths web site
) Other species of oak are generally used in central and southern California.
from Pacific Northwest Moths web site.
from Moth Photographers Group web site.