Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1229909

American Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana

Observation date: August 29, 2019
Date notes: End of summer 2019
Submitted by: MSummerP
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: My car was parked under a pine tree at work. This guy was on my wiper but I didnt realize until I pulled away and was driving. I didn't want him to fly off into traffic so I pulled into the nearby forest preserve and rehomed him to a tree where he shuffled away on a beautiful 85 degree day. Yellow, hairy, about an inch and a quarter in length, black hairy spikes, black head.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 29, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Illinois, Cook County