Attributes of Acronicta superans

Splendid Dagger Moth
Acronicta superans Guenée, 1852

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acronictinae
Identification: Forewing pale gray with dark mottling. Diffuse black basal and anal dashes converge with black shading in median area; yellowish white patch in lower basal area conspicuous.
Wing Span: 4-4.6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Apple, birch, cherry, hazelnut, mountain ash, and plum trees.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Newfoundland to mountains of eastern Kentucky, west to Manitoba and Michigan.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 21, 2008 curtis.lehman Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States February 23, 2014 Details
July 28, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States February 11, 2014 Details
June 16, 2012 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States December 04, 2013 Details
May 24, 2009 Lula Field Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States December 04, 2013 Details
June 15, 2012 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States December 04, 2013 Details
June 16, 2013 curtis.lehman Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States November 06, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States August 13, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 curtis.lehman Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States August 04, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 Backyard Diversity Cumberland County, Maine, United States July 21, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 04, 2013 Details
June 30, 2013 Tom Middagh Nobles County, Minnesota, United States June 30, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 15, 2013 Details
June 27, 2011 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States March 27, 2013 Details
August 16, 2012 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States August 16, 2012 Details
May 29, 2012 Dwaine Wagoner Natrona County, Wyoming, United States May 31, 2012 Details
May 23, 2012 curtis.lehman (Mary Jane Seipler) Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States May 28, 2012 Details
May 24, 2012 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States May 27, 2012 Details
May 30, 2002 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States November 22, 2011 Details
May 13, 2004 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States November 22, 2011 Details
June 25, 2011 curtis.lehman Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States November 06, 2011 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jerry Skinner) Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jerry Skinner) Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 22, 2008 legacy.reporter (Jerry McWilliams) Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 30, 2007 legacy.reporter (Leonard Hess) Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States January 05, 2010 Details
July 12, 2009 Monica Miller (Monica Miller) Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States August 17, 2009 Details
July 16, 2007 H.D. McGuinness (H.D. McGuinness) Suffolk County, New York, United States July 08, 2009 Details
May 15, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bob Grosek) Seneca County, New York, United States April 24, 2009 Details
June 08, 1996 curtis.lehman (Curt Lehman) Tucker County, West Virginia, United States April 17, 2009 Details
September 13, 2008 Holly_Grant (Holly Grant) Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States November 03, 2008 Details