Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Acronictinae

Acronicta morula Grote & Robinson 1868

Common name: Ochre dagger moth

Hodges #: 9236

Identification: Rfw 20 mm, apical, tornal and basal dashes present, pm line deeply incurved around tornal dash. Ochre scales present on thorax, fw base, and filling of reniform.

Similar species: 9237, 9238.

Distribution: Southern Canada, U. S. east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Ulmus– elm, Tilia– basswood, and Malus– apple.


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ND, Ransom Co., McLeod. 4- VI- 1962, UV lt. trap.


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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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