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Species Acronicta edolata - Hodges#9269

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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 edolata (Acronicta edolata - Hodges#9269)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta edolata (Grote(1), 1881)
Apatela edolata Grote, 1881
Acronicta sagittata McDunnough, 1940 - n. syn. (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931483 (3)
Grote (1881) listed the wingspan 38-40 mm.
Grote (1881) original description as Apatela edolata is available online and linked in the print references.
Larva photo at Cornell University Insect Collection: Franclemont
USA: WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM, western OK and TX; Mexico. (2)
Type locality: Tuscon, AZ.
Acronicta edolata has a flight period of March to October with possibly two broods..
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1881. New moths from Arizona, with remarks on Catocala and Heliothis. Papilio 1: 153.