Acronicta sperata

931475.00 — 9258 — Acronicta sperata (Grote, 1873) — Hopeful Dagger
Images copyright: Carl Barrentine (ND)

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.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 232; pl. A-16, figs. 41-45 (adult); pl. 27, fig. 4 (♂ gen.); pl. 43, fig. 4 (♀ gen.); pl. L-14, fig. 5. (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.