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Acronicta grisea

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Acronicta grisea (gray dagger) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast in southern Canada and the northern United States.

Acronicta grisea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Acronicta
Species: A. grisea
Binomial name
Acronicta grisea
Walker, 1856
Synonyms
  • Acronicta pudorata
  • Acronicta tartarea Smith, 1903

The wingspan is 30–40 mm. Adults are on wing in midsummer.

The larvae feed on alder, apple, birch, elm, poplar and willow.

SubspeciesEdit

  • Acronicta grisea grisea
  • Acronicta grisea revellata

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