Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1127891

American Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana

Observation date: July 22, 2017
Date notes: Garden
Submitted by: jzurborg
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Insect was found on the sleeve of my shirt. I was in my garden, trimming tomato and pepper plants. Came inside and it was pointed out that I had a large green caterpillar on the back of my shirt sleeve. I was clinging tightly. I used a butterknife to remove it from my sleeve. Then took a photo
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: July 31, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Scott County, United States, Iowa