Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Marble Dagger Moth
Acronicta marmorata (Smith, 1897)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acronictinae
Identification: Forewing is mottled black, gray and white with black basal and subanal dashes.
Wing Span: 4.3 cm
Life History:
Flight: Adults are nocturnal, recorded from April to September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Oak (Quercus spp.)
Adult Food:
Habitat: Dry forests.
Range: Western British Columbia south to southern California.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.