Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Lobelia Dagger Moth
Acronicta lobeliae

Observation date: July 04, 2015
Submitted by: Cygnusia
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar seems a bit aggressive and when provoked would attempt to strike with large open mandibles. I'm not sure of its host plant, as it was my 5-year-old found it (hence it being provoked...)
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: January 09, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Lincoln County