Attributes of Acronicta americana

American Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana (Harris, 1841)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acronictinae
Identification: The region's largest dagger moth, easily recognized by its large size and typical dagger moth pattern. Forewing usually has sharp pm. line; only black dash is in anal area. Hindwing gray with darker median line.
Wing Span: 5-6.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-September; 2 or more broods.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many trees such as alders, ashes, birches, elms, hickories, maples, oaks, poplars, walnuts, and willows.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Throughout Eastern North America.
Conservation:
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Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 25, 2016 eabenardini Clay County, Florida, United States April 26, 2016 Details
August 13, 2015 Ugander Jefferson County, Colorado, United States April 14, 2016 Details
May 11, 2015 Jon Rapp Boone County, Missouri, United States March 08, 2016 Details
June 12, 2015 ColoradEO Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States March 06, 2016 Details
August 08, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States March 04, 2016 Details
October 12, 2015 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States February 27, 2016 Details
July 27, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 14, 2016 Details
July 04, 2015 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States February 12, 2016 Details
July 22, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 10, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 09, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 24, 2016 Details
July 12, 2015 CathK Washington County, Maine, United States January 13, 2016 Details
October 07, 2015 cstock48 DeKalb County, Georgia, United States December 23, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States December 20, 2015 Details
September 21, 2014 Kyuss Quebec, Canada December 10, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 Saeddington Saline County, Arkansas, United States December 09, 2015 Details
September 09, 2014 Jody Ontario, Canada November 13, 2015 Details
September 19, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada November 13, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States November 03, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 jerry2177 Erie County, New York, United States October 27, 2015 Details
July 30, 2015 Sharon Fandel Dane County, Wisconsin, United States October 23, 2015 Details
June 21, 2014 Blocky Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States October 11, 2015 Details
April 17, 2015 wildreturn Lincoln County, Missouri, United States October 09, 2015 Details
September 28, 2015 AngsChaos Muskingum County, Ohio, United States October 09, 2015 Details
September 12, 2015 safechrisLaurie Isanti County, Minnesota, United States October 04, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 02, 2015 Details
September 27, 2015 TCat7187 Cecil County, Maryland, United States September 28, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 Ron Taube Anoka County, Minnesota, United States September 22, 2015 Details
August 28, 2015 David Allen Jones Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States September 22, 2015 Details
September 11, 2015 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States September 18, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 17, 2015 Details
September 12, 2015 AJ Trently Lewis County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2015 Details
September 16, 2014 Foxyroxy336 El Paso County, Colorado, United States September 11, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada September 10, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 10, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada September 08, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States September 07, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 carleypasq Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States September 07, 2015 Details
August 25, 2015 Peteostler Pennington County, South Dakota, United States August 31, 2015 Details
August 30, 2015 brandahl La Porte County, Indiana, United States August 30, 2015 Details
August 24, 2015 annram Lake County, Illinois, United States August 24, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 earcher McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 19, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 mbird4998 Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 AllisonA1981 Will County, Illinois, United States August 16, 2015 Details
May 15, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 03, 2015 rmskiff Ontario, Canada August 07, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 Mishybell Johnson County, Kansas, United States August 05, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 walter65 Cook County, Illinois, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 Astahl1 Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States July 27, 2015 Details