Acronicta grisea

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

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

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

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acronicta grisea grisea
  • Acronicta grisea revellata

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