Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Yellow-haired Dagger Moth
Acronicta impleta

Observation date: July 10, 2017
Submitted by: Bluebirder
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found caterpillar on invasive bittersweet, maybe looking for a place to pupate or just fell off host plant. 3 rows of tufts starting at back of head as follows; 1st row: 4 white tufts/ 2nd row 4 brown tufts in between 2 white tufts/ 3rd row: 6 white tufts. Also 2 black pencils on backside, white spiny hairs all over.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, Windham County