Acronicta impressa

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Acronicta impressa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Acronicta
Species: A. impressa
Binomial name
Acronicta impressa
Walker, 1856
Synonyms
  • Acronicta fasciata
  • Acronicta verrilli
  • Acronicta lemmeri
  • Acronicta distans Grote, 1879
  • Acronicta scintillans Franclemont, 1938
  • Acronicta acla Benjamin, 1933

The Impressive Dagger Moth or Willow Dagger Moth (Acronicta impressa) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from western Canada to North-western Mexico.

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The wingspan is about 38 mm. Adults are on wing from early to midsummer depending on the location.

Recorded food plants include bitterbrush, rose, aspen, poplar and willow.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acronicta impressa impressa
  • Acronicta impressa emaculata
  • Acronicta impressa complex[verification needed]

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