Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1290429

Fragile Dagger Moth
Acronicta fragilis

Observation date: May 13, 2021
Submitted by: wilderneyes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual was found clinging to a sheltered outdoor screen, which it climbed a few minutes after photos were taken. It was mild out and had briefly rained earlier. Individual has pale grey and dark black constrasting markings in a zigzagging pattern, with one pale spot on each wing, and a "dotted" border at the edge of the wings. Its collar is fuzzy and somewhat ruffled near the wings, and it has fuzzy legs. It has thin flagellate antennae, of which the right antennae appears to be broken. It's eyes are large and dark brown, and it has a somewhat prominent mouthpiece.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: May 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: First BAMONA sighting for SK
Checklist region(s): Canada, Saskatchewan