Acronicta modica

931465.00 — 9244 — Acronicta modica (Walker, 1856) — Hesitant Dagger
Images copyright: Ken Childs (TN)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
stray; does not breed locally



  • 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: 147; pl. A-8, figs. 21-34 (adult); pl. 19, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 37, fig. 5 (♀ gen.); pl. L-6, fig. 4 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Walker, F., 1856. Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 9: 56.