Acronicta cuspis

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Acronicta cuspis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Acronicta
Species: A. cuspis
Binomial name
Acronicta cuspis
(Hübner, 1813)
  • Noctua cuspis Hubner,[1813]

Acronicta cuspis, the large dagger, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed through most of Europe, Northern Africa (Morocco), the European part of Russia, the Caucasus, the Russian Far East (Primorye, southern Khabarovsk, southern Amur region), southern Siberia, Transcaucasia, central Asia, China, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu) and the Korean Peninsula.

The wingspan is 37–41 mm.

The larvae feed on a number of plants, including alder, grey alder, rowan, silver birch and downy birch.


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