Acronicta lanceolaria

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Acronicta lanceolaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Acronicta
Species: A. lanceolaria
Binomial name
Acronicta lanceolaria
Grote, 1875[verification needed]

The lanceolate dagger moth or pointed dagger (Acronicta lanceolaria) is a moth of the family Noctuidae.[1] It is found in North America, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

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Adults are on wing in early June in one generation.

The larva feed on various woody shrubs. In rare cases they also feed on eastern larch, Pinus and possibly other Pinophyta.


  1. ^ Markku Savela (October 26, 2008). "Acronicta genus". Retrieved 2009-03-12. 

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