Attributes of Acronicta dactylina

Fingered Dagger Moth
Acronicta dactylina Grote, 1874

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Distinguished from American Dagger Moth by slightly smaller size and absence of median line on hindwing. Hindwing white in male, gray in female.
Wing Span: 4.5-5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Alders, birches, cottonwood, poplars, and willows.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Newfoundland to North Carolina mountains, west to Manitoba and Illinois.
Conservation:
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September 16, 2016 jayde_reed63 Itasca County, Minnesota, United States January 04, 2017 Details
July 30, 2016 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada September 27, 2016 Details
September 26, 2016 GhostRaven Lewis County, Washington, United States September 27, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 Colin Gillette Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States September 22, 2016 Details
September 29, 2009 ebroderick Snohomish County, Washington, United States June 21, 2016 Details
July 29, 2015 jim.odonater Curry County, Oregon, United States January 20, 2016 Details
June 21, 2015 jim.odonater Tillamook County, Oregon, United States December 12, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada December 09, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada December 09, 2015 Details
August 30, 2015 dogwoodgirl Cook County, Minnesota, United States October 04, 2015 Details
September 01, 2015 dlbuck Ravalli County, Montana, United States September 09, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada September 04, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States August 09, 2015 Details
August 03, 2015 CatWhat Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada August 07, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada August 04, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada July 23, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 17, 2015 Details
June 11, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States December 29, 2014 Details
June 22, 2013 Jeremy Martin Allegany County, New York, United States December 06, 2014 Details
September 10, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada September 17, 2014 Details
August 22, 2014 Eelhsa Ontario, Canada September 14, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States July 12, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 26, 2014 Details
August 19, 2011 Mihalko48 Oneida County, New York, United States February 17, 2014 Details
July 09, 2012 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States November 27, 2013 Details
August 28, 2012 Janjaap Dekker Humboldt County, California, United States November 20, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 doublej McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States October 28, 2013 Details
October 12, 2013 Busmom74 Quebec, Canada October 18, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 irshprncsk King County, Washington, United States September 13, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 Stephen Kloiber Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States September 09, 2013 Details
August 21, 2013 Kellyyyy18 Whatcom County, Washington, United States August 21, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 trever Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 20, 2013 Details
July 27, 2012 Ezra Schwartzberg (Dale Schweizer) Essex County, New York, United States May 22, 2013 Details
October 01, 2012 Applelady Snohomish County, Washington, United States October 06, 2012 Details
June 21, 2012 Sue Adair Jefferson County, New York, United States June 30, 2012 Details
September 28, 2011 Blue Fox British Columbia, Canada May 11, 2012 Details
October 27, 2011 xomandee Clackamas County, Oregon, United States March 09, 2012 Details
July 05, 2011 Dwaine Wagoner Natrona County, Wyoming, United States February 23, 2012 Details
September 30, 2011 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States February 03, 2012 Details
June 09, 2006 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 22, 2012 Details
June 12, 2009 curtis.lehman Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States December 03, 2011 Details
September 05, 2011 terickson Wisconsin, United States December 01, 2011 Details
September 26, 2011 ksroy54 Nova Scotia, Canada September 27, 2011 Details
September 15, 2011 jbmad Flathead County, Montana, United States September 20, 2011 Details
September 11, 2011 Bill_in_PEI Prince Edward Island, Canada September 13, 2011 Details
July 15, 2011 Robert Martin Lewis And Clark County, Montana, United States September 06, 2011 Details
June 01, 2002 legacy.reporter (Steven Johnson) Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
September 07, 2007 legacy.reporter (Steven Johnson) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 11, 2001 legacy.reporter (Steven Johnson) Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details