Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1229929

American Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana

Observation date: August 29, 2019
Submitted by: Dr.B
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Child found caterpillar near oak and pine woods. Was 3-4 inches long , very fat, with furry head, and black tufts. Stung child mildly on hand after being carried all over playground for awhile.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: August 29, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, West Virginia, Raleigh County