Acronicta increta

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Acronicta increta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Acronicta
Species: A. increta
Binomial name
Acronicta increta
(Morrison, 1875)
Synonyms

Acronycta increta Morrison 1875[1]

The raspberry bud dagger moth, raspberry bud moth or peach sword stripe night moth (Acronicta increta) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout the south of Canada and the United States down to Florida and Texas.

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Caterpillar

The status of this species is disputed. Some authors regard Acronicta increta a synonym of Acronicta inclara.

The wingspan is 28–36 mm. Adults are on wing from May to September depending on the location.

The larvae probably feed on the leaves Quercus species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrison, H.K. (1875). "Descriptions of New Noctuidae". Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 17: 131.