Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1189561

American Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana

Observation date: September 26, 2018
Date notes: This was seen late morning on September 26, 2018 crawling up my screen.
Submitted by: Momof3
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I first observed it on the patio and it was curling up as it was moving, then it started rolling over to its back and straightened out. I thought it was dying. When I looked outside again about 30 minutes later, it was gone. Much later I saw it crawling up my screen door.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 15, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.