American Dagger Moth Acronicta americana (Harris, ) | Butterflies and Moths of North America - adult dagger moth

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Acronicta americana - Bugwoodwiki adult dagger moth


The large adult American Dagger Moth may seem harmless, but its bristly, stinging caterpillar has a reputation for teaching small children not to touch everything.

Identification: The region's largest dagger moth, easily recognized by its large size and typical dagger moth pattern. Forewing usually has Adult Food: Habitat .

Acronicta americana, the American dagger moth, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was originally described by Thaddeus William Harris in and is native.