Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1227829

Fingered Dagger Moth
Acronicta dactylina

Observation date: August 13, 2019
Submitted by: ToadsUSA
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Crossing the road in a swampy area with hardwood on both sides of road. Elm, Ash, Maple, Poplar (as well as a White Pine and Cedars). Mostly ferns on the ground with scattered service Berry and some other unknown to me Berry bushes.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: November 12, 2021
Coordinator notes: From MPG, on taxonomy: Acronicta insita (Walker, 1856) includes as synonyms Acronicta dactylina (Grote, 1874) [9203], n. syn., and Acronicta hesperida (Smith, 1897) [9204], rev. syn., in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 160.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, St. Lawrence County