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Species Acronicta tristis - Hodges#9247

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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 tristis (Acronicta tristis - Hodges#9247)
Hodges Number
9247
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta tristis Smith, 1911
Phylogenetic sequence # 931469
Identification
Adult:

Larva:
Range
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick westward to the Great Lakes region, and southward along the Appalachians to northern Georgia, and the northern parts of the Gulf Coast states.
Season
Single flight primarily in June and July; August records may result from a partial second generation or prolonged emergence.
Food
Larva have been found on Fagus grandifolia (American Beech).
Remarks
genitalia of the increta group (albarufa,ovata, exilis, immodica, modica, increta, cryptica and tristis)is virtually identical. (C. Schmidt)
Print References
MONA fascicle 25.4, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae(Part), Pantheinae Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. Schmidt & Anweiler, 2020.