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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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
July 18, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 14, 2015 Guka Vlinder Manassas County, Virginia, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 16, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 disteffv Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 15, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 idonecocooned Haywood County, North Carolina, United States July 15, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 disteffv Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States July 09, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 drkilmer Allegany County, Maryland, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 18, 2015 Details
June 30, 2014 Sastro Talbot County, Maryland, United States June 15, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 treichard Allegany County, Maryland, United States June 04, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 Moon Guilford County, North Carolina, United States June 02, 2015 Details
September 25, 2014 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 18, 2015 arcturusangel Gregg County, Texas, United States May 21, 2015 Details
March 27, 2015 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States May 08, 2015 Details
June 29, 2013 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States May 05, 2015 Details
August 10, 2014 siobhanclifford Erie County, New York, United States April 12, 2015 Details
August 23, 2014 mathgeek Oakland County, Michigan, United States April 12, 2015 Details
September 28, 2014 Scott Ellard Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States April 12, 2015 Details
April 09, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States April 12, 2015 Details
July 22, 2011 rebeccafm Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States April 01, 2015 Details
March 13, 2015 Roy Morris Polk County, Florida, United States March 14, 2015 Details
June 21, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 04, 2015 Details
July 21, 2014 PisanC14 New York, United States January 30, 2015 Details
July 29, 2013 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States January 28, 2015 Details
July 03, 1982 Indy Entomologist White County, Indiana, United States January 22, 2015 Details
July 03, 1982 Indy Entomologist White County, Indiana, United States January 16, 2015 Details
July 12, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States December 29, 2014 Details
September 07, 2014 Lbenitez Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States November 21, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States November 17, 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