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:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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September 04, 2012 Shary berry Cobb County, Georgia, United States February 16, 2014 Details
August 10, 2013 stormyeyes99 Union County, New Jersey, United States February 15, 2014 Details
September 01, 2013 svaaler Nassau County, New York, United States February 15, 2014 Details
September 12, 2013 abaker61682 Erie County, New York, United States February 15, 2014 Details
October 14, 2013 jmoss_photo Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States February 13, 2014 Details
August 20, 2012 mjreynolds Newport County, Rhode Island, United States February 11, 2014 Details
August 06, 2013 Bekahjayne93 Onondaga County, New York, United States February 10, 2014 Details
July 18, 2013 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States February 10, 2014 Details
October 01, 2013 David Yeany Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States February 09, 2014 Details
August 03, 2013 jb06 Somerset County, New Jersey, United States February 05, 2014 Details
August 03, 2013 youngbek318 Mercer County, New Jersey, United States February 05, 2014 Details
August 15, 2013 Dolphinmom4 Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States February 05, 2014 Details
September 08, 2013 ziklagphilistine Blount County, Alabama, United States January 30, 2014 Details
September 16, 2013 Southernemma Morgan County, Alabama, United States January 30, 2014 Details
July 15, 2013 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States January 26, 2014 Details
August 12, 2013 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States January 26, 2014 Details
June 15, 2013 curtis.lehman Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States November 29, 2013 Details
July 12, 2008 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States November 27, 2013 Details
July 06, 2012 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States November 27, 2013 Details
September 28, 2013 Melinda Fawver Anderson County, Tennessee, United States November 12, 2013 Details
September 19, 2013 jmann Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States October 19, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 Latenight Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States October 18, 2013 Details
September 18, 2013 charlie13 Scott County, Minnesota, United States October 11, 2013 Details
October 10, 2013 Mitsugirl Macoupin County, Illinois, United States October 10, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 melodiep New York, United States October 08, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 curtis.lehman Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States October 06, 2013 Details
September 30, 2013 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States October 04, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 JP Woodstock Cherokee County, Georgia, United States October 03, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 curtis.lehman Randolph County, West Virginia, United States October 02, 2013 Details
October 01, 2013 Maquinna Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States October 01, 2013 Details
September 21, 2013 kdegeiso New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 27, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 Tiger9415 Greenville County, South Carolina, United States September 23, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 jilllong Clay County, North Carolina, United States September 22, 2013 Details
August 21, 2013 katelehmann Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States September 19, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 gramps471 Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States September 19, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 8becky15 Dakota County, Minnesota, United States September 19, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 Hladco Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States September 19, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 Cynthi Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States September 19, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 gfeinberg Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 Ailarson Dakota County, Minnesota, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 pgree327 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States September 17, 2013 Details
May 15, 2013 Rangertsp Henderson County, Tennessee, United States September 12, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 Sheryl Johnson Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States September 11, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 Dave Fairall Orange County, North Carolina, United States September 11, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 sweetiepie63 Cook County, Illinois, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States September 06, 2013 Details
August 28, 2013 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States August 31, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 PAMELA HERNANDEZ Charles County, Maryland, United States August 30, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 Eelhsa Ontario, Canada August 26, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 Brett Budach Ontario, Canada August 19, 2013 Details