Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Acronictinae

Acronicta lepusculina Guenée 1852

Common name: Cottonwood dagger moth.

Hodges #: 9205.

Identification: Rfw 18.4 mm., fw pale silver/whitish-gray, apical and tornal dashes obscure, basal dash present.

Similar species: 9199, 9200, 9203.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States.

Hosts: Larvae feed on leaves of Salix– willow, Populus– poplar and Betula– Birch.


moth image

ND, Richland Co., 2 mi. N Iron Pond, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands.  13- VI- 1992. Hg/ UV light, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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