Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1303239

Splendid Dagger Moth
Acronicta superans

Observation date: July 26, 2021
Date notes: On a plum tree. There are 3 caterpillars growing on this tree.
Submitted by: Meb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I started seeing them a couple weeks ago the band was a lighter brown at first and then got darker. They are growing daily, but from what I read the moth will come out only next spring. They are hanging in there even after windy storms.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: February 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Quebec