Acronicta interrupta

931454.00 — 9237 — Acronicta interrupta (Guenée, 1852) — Interrupted Dagger

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)


This species is difficult to separate from A. laetifica on sight. While the latter species is not known from Block Island, it may occur on the island.


  • 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.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 202; pl. A-14, figs. 5-8 (adult); pl. 24, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 41, fig. 4 (♀ gen.); pl. L-12, figs. 1, 2 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum