Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1185153

Lobelia Dagger Moth
Acronicta lobeliae

Observation date: August 12, 2018
Submitted by: Sarah Maline
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Probably fell from oak tree onto deck. 1 1/2" Stocky and relatively stiff-bodied, not at all lithe--not slender and bendable like a gypsy or tent moth caterpillar. Distinctive black eye-goggles; lower part of face lighter (yellowish?). Held a heads-up defensive posture (arching its neck, looking at the sky)
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: January 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maine, Franklin County