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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July 12, 2014 curtis.lehman Allegany County, Maryland, United States October 26, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States October 07, 2014 Details
October 06, 2014 lindemom Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 07, 2014 Details
September 29, 2014 curtis.lehman Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States October 05, 2014 Details
September 19, 2014 mollyannlund Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States September 25, 2014 Details
September 21, 2014 ajrgus Washington County, Minnesota, United States September 25, 2014 Details
September 22, 2014 MT_Observer Ravalli County, Montana, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 giggles60 McHenry County, Illinois, United States September 20, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 16, 2014 Details
September 01, 2014 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States September 15, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 sherrybmh3 Randolph County, North Carolina, United States September 04, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States September 04, 2014 Details
September 01, 2014 catamiller3 St Joseph County, Indiana, United States September 02, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 Mariposa14 Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 tom nolan Burlington County, New Jersey, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 26, 2014 suzie3 Mahoning County, Ohio, United States August 30, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 Joshua Spence Murray County, Georgia, United States August 29, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 julmast Elkhart County, Indiana, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 LWLonney Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 magnunc Howard County, Maryland, United States August 13, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 Blocke60610 Cook County, Illinois, United States August 13, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 chadritchie Alexander County, North Carolina, United States August 10, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 aholt93610 Fairfax County, Virginia, United States August 10, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada August 03, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 jenc1085 New Castle County, Delaware, United States August 02, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States August 02, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 Shultzie Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States August 01, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 J_Martineau Washakie County, Wyoming, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada July 28, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 AJ Trently Madison County, Tennessee, United States July 28, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 26, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 Herblros Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 sassykemmy Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States July 20, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 sas0524 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States July 14, 2014 Details
June 12, 2014 ktaylo Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2014 Details
May 29, 2014 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States May 31, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 rwbenson1 North Carolina, United States May 08, 2014 Details
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