Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1330933

Night-wandering Dagger Moth
Acronicta noctivaga

Observation date: July 01, 2022
Submitted by: Bob Jacobson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Came to blacklights the previous night, presumably.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: July 04, 2022
Coordinator notes: It's so much easier to ID moths now with the aid of iNaturalist. If I'm unsure of a proposed ID, I copy the photo and use the photo editing program GIMP to rotate the photo head-up, sharpen the photo, and alter the levels and contrast before testing the photo in iNat and then compare the photo with verified IDs. Many times the first suggestion on iNat is the correct one although not always.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Chippewa County