Butterflies and Moths of North America

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American Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana

Observation date: September 05, 2019
Date notes: And September 6
Submitted by: judemallard
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I first spotted this little one on my concrete step. Fearing for its safety I put it in a potted plant of perennials. Which it escaped from by crawling down the side. So I transferred it to a bigger bush on ground level but the next day it was right back on the front concrete step. So I conceded and we compromised with some leafy camouflage of a hibiscus leaf.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: September 07, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario