Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Fingered Dagger Moth
Acronicta dactylina Grote, 1874

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Distinguished from American Dagger Moth by slightly smaller size and absence of median line on hindwing. Hindwing white in male, gray in female.
Wing Span: 4.5-5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Alders, birches, cottonwood, poplars, and willows.
Adult Food:
Range: Newfoundland to North Carolina mountains, west to Manitoba and Illinois.
Management Needs: