Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1167915

Funerary Dagger Moth
Acronicta funeralis

Observation date: July 07, 2018
Submitted by: foraminifera@msn.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found while trimming a wisteria bush, mid morning, 72 degrees F. Caterpillar was inactive for 30 minutes after bringing it indoors. Is currently actively exploring the jar it is in and leaves with it. It is about 1.25 inches long, it has two thin "oar" like structures on 6 of its segments. It has 13 bright yellow colored patches that are shaped like human mouths or lips from anterior or posterior on its dorsal side. Will try to keep it as long as possible.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: March 27, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Washington County