Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1230405

Funerary Dagger Moth
Acronicta funeralis

Observation date: August 31, 2019
Submitted by: darnallb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL - I noticed the caterpillar on a tree leaf and had never seen one like it before. It was a relatively mild day, upper 60 degree temperatures and mostly overcast. The area is a heavily wooded area just off a walking path, part of a great prairie restoration area.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 31, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Illinois, Champaign County