Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1251073

Yellow-haired Dagger Moth
Acronicta impleta

Observation date: May 29, 2020
Submitted by: conleybirds
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny, breezy day 81 degrees with low humidity. I found this creature on the underside of a Calycanthus floridus (Sweetshrub) leaf. It was stationary and no behavior was identified. I didn't see any evidence of chewing on adjacent leaves which suggests the Sweetshrub is not a host plant(?) I looked for it the next day and there was no sign of it. Based on other photos here, my best guess is the Yellow-haired Dagger Moth. Other plants, trees & shrubs in the gardens are native to Georgia. Trees are maple, birch, holly, sassafras, sweetgum, arborvitae, serviceberry. Some of the shrubs include spicebush, wax myrtle, hydrangeas, viburnums, winterberry, beautyberry, azaleas, & sweetspire. I would love to know what attracted this particular creature to my garden.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: June 03, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Dawson County