Acronicta clarescens

931460.00 — 9246 — Acronicta clarescens (Guenée, 1852) — Clear Dagger

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Prunus serotina (?)

Rosaceae, more


Easily identified by the small orange spot at the center of the thorax, though this may be worn away.


  • 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.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 188; pl. A-15, figs. 17-23 (adult); pl. 23, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 40, fig. 2 (♀ gen.); pl. L-13, figs. 5, 6 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide