Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1047778

Retarded Dagger Moth
Acronicta retardata

Observation date: May 06, 2015
Submitted by: Jon Rapp
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Measured 14mm TL. Tough ID to confirm. There was one example of a caterpillar in Data for Missouri in BugGuide, but no adults. Chrissy McClarren, Ken Childs and Hugh McGuinness were able to confirm this ID. As such, it represents first Data for adult in Missouri on BugGuide. http://bugguide.net/node/view/1066464 The next night another individual appeared and I will post it as well.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: June 13, 2015
Coordinator notes: There are collected specimens from 35 counties in Missouri.
Checklist region(s): Boone County, Missouri, United States