Acronicta americana

931421.00 — 9200 — Acronicta americana (Harris, 1841) — American Dagger

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 155; pl. A-10, figs. 6-13 (adult); pl. 20, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 38, fig. 2 (♀ gen.); pl. L-7, fig. 6 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths