Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1142235

Ruddy Dagger Moth
Acronicta rubricoma

Observation date: September 18, 2017
Submitted by: russcam
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 4 pairs of feet mid body are wider then the feet in front and back.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 27, 2021
Coordinator notes: I puzzled over this record for some time. A. rubricoma instars are quite variable and the angle of the photograph - an exact dorsal view - made it difficult to understand the structure of the dorsal tufts. JR
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, Fairfield County