Samiksha Jaiswal

Acronicta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Acronictinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Acronicta
Higher classification  Acronictinae
Order  Butterflies and moths
Acronicta Dark Dagger Acronicta tridens UKMoths
Lower classifications  Syca, Acronicta rumicis, Grey dagger, Miller, Acronicta alni

Acronicta atristrigatus


Acronicta is a genus of noctuid moths containing about 150 species distributed mainly in the temperate Holarctic, with some in adjacent subtropical regions. Caterpillars of most Acronicta species are unmistakable, with brightly colored hairy spikes, and often feed quite visibly on common foliate trees. The larva of the Smeared Dagger Moth (A. oblinita) is unusually hairy even for this genus [1]. Acronicta species are generally known as dagger moths, as most have one or more black dagger-shaped markings on their forewing uppersides. But some species have a conspicuous dark ring marking instead.

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Description

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Eyes naked and without eyelashes. Proboscis fully developed. Antennae simple in both sexes. Thorax and abdomen tuftless. Abdomen with long coarse hair on the dorsal part of proximal segments. Legs spineless. Fore wings with non-crenulate cilia. Inner margin slightly lobed towards base.

Species

The following species are classified in the genus.

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  • Acronicta aceris Linnaeus, 1758 – The Sycamore
  • Acronicta adaucta Warren, 1909
  • Acronicta afflicta Grote, 1864 – Afflicted Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta albarufa Grote, 1874
  • Acronicta albistigma Hampson, 1909
  • Acronicta alni Linnaeus, 1767 – Alder Moth
  • Acronicta americana Harris, 1841 – American Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta atristrigatus J.B. Smith, 1900 (alternative spelling Acronicta atristrigata)
  • Acronicta auricoma [Schiffermüller], 1775 – Scarce Dagger
  • Acronicta australis (Mustelin & Leuschner, 2000)
  • Acronicta barnesii Smith, 1897
  • Acronicta beameri Todd, 1958
  • Acronicta bellula Alpheraky, 1895
  • Acronicta betulae Riley, 1884 – Birch Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta bicolor Moore, 1881
  • Acronicta browni Mustelin & Leuschner, 2000
  • Acronicta brumosa Guenée, 1852 – Charred Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta carbonaria Graeser, 1889
  • Acronicta catocaloida Graeser, 1889
  • Acronicta centralis Erschoff, 1874
  • Acronicta cinerea Hufnagel, 1766
  • Acronicta clarescens Guenée, 1852 – Clear Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta concrepta Draudt 1937
  • Acronicta connecta Grote, 1873 – Connected Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta cuspis Hübner, [1813] – Large Dagger
  • Acronicta cyanescens Hampson, 1909
  • Acronicta dahurica Kononenko & Han, 2008
  • Acronicta dactylina Grote, 1874 – Fingered Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta denticulata Moore
  • Acronicta digna Butler, 1881
  • Acronicta dinawa Bethune-Baker, 1906
  • Acronicta dolli (Barnes & McDunnough, 1918)
  • Acronicta edolata Grote, 1881
  • Acronicta euphorbiae [Schiffermüller], 1775 – Sweet Gale Moth
  • Acronicta exempta Dyar, 1922
  • Acronicta exilis Grote, 1874 – Exiled Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta extricata Grote, 1882
  • Acronicta falcula Grote, 1877
  • Acronicta fragilis Guénée, 1852 – Fragile Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta funeralis Grote & Robinson, 1866 – Funerary Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta gastridia Swinhoe, 1895
  • Acronicta grisea Walker, 1856 – Gray Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta haesitata Grote, 1882 – Hesitant Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta hamamelis Guenée, 1852 (syn: Acronicta subochrea Grote, 1874) – Witch Hazel Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta hasta Guenée, 1852 – Speared Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta hastulifera J.E. Smith, 1797 – Frosted Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta heitzmani Covell & Metzler, 1992 – Heitzman's Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta hercules Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874
  • Acronicta impleta Walker, 1856 – Yellow-haired Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta impressa Walker, 1856 – Impressed Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta inclara Smith, 1900 – Unclear Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta increta Morrison, 1974 – Raspberry Bud Dagger
  • Acronicta innotata Guenée, 1852 – Unmarked Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta insita Walker, 1856
  • Acronicta intermedia Warren, 1909
  • Acronicta interrupta Guenée, 1852 – Interrupted Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta iria Swinhoe, 1899
  • Acronicta jozana Matsumura, 1926
  • Acronicta laetifica Smith, 1897 – Pleasant Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta lanceolaria Grote, 1875 – Lanceolate Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta lepetita Smith, 1908
  • Acronicta leporina Linnaeus, 1758 – The Miller
  • Acronicta lepusculina Guenée, 1852 – Cottonwood Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta leucocuspis Butler, 1878
  • Acronicta lithospila Grote, 1874 – Streaked Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta lobeliae Guenée, 1852 – Lobelia Dagger Moth, Greater Oak Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta longa Guenée, 1852 – Long-winged Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta lupini Grote, 1873 (syn: Acronicta ursina (Smith, 1898), Acronicta atlinensis (Barnes & Benjamin, 1927)
  • Acronicta lutea Bremer & Grey 1852
  • Acronicta major Bremer, 1861
  • Acronicta mansueta Smith, 1897
  • Acronicta marmorata Smith, 1897 – Marble Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta megacephala [Schiffermüller], 1775 – Poplar Grey
  • Acronicta menyanthidis Esper, 1789 – Light Knot Grass
  • Acronicta metaxantha Hampson, 1909
  • Acronicta modica Walker, 1856 – Medium Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta morula Grote & Robinson, 1868 – Ochre Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta nigricans Leech, 1900
  • Acronicta noctivaga Grote, 1864 – Night-wandering Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta oblinita Smith, 1797 (syn: Acronicta arioch Strecker, 1898) – Smeared Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta omorii Matsumura, 1926
  • Acronicta orientalis Mann, 1862
  • Acronicta othello Smith, 1908
  • Acronicta ovata Grote, 1873 – Ovate Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta parallela Grote, 1879
  • Acronicta pasiphae Draudt, 1936
  • Acronicta paupercula Grote, 1874
  • Acronicta perblanda Ferguson, 1989
  • Acronicta perdita Grote, 1874
  • Acronicta pruinosa Guenée, 1852
  • Acronicta psi Linnaeus, 1758 – Grey Dagger
  • Acronicta psichinesis Kononenko & Han, 2008
  • Acronicta psorallina Lower, 1903
  • Acronicta pulverosa Hampson 1909
  • Acronicta quadrata Smith, 1908
  • Acronicta radcliffei Harvey, 1875 – Radcliffe's Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta raphael Oberthur 1884
  • Acronicta rapidan Dyar, 1912
  • Acronicta retardata Walker, 1861 (syn: Acronicta caesarea Smith, 1905) – Retarded Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta rubiginosa Walker, 1862
  • Acronicta rubricoma Guenée, 1852 – Ruddy Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta rumicis Linnaeus, 1758 – Knot Grass
  • Acronicta sagittata McDunnough, 1940
  • Acronicta sinescripta Ferguson, 1989
  • Acronicta sperata Grote, 1873
  • Acronicta spinea (Grote, 1876)
  • Acronicta spinigera Guenée, 1852 – Nondescript Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta strigosa [Schiffermüller], 1775 – Marsh Dagger
  • Acronicta strigulata Smith, 1897
  • Acronicta subornata Leech, 1889
  • Acronicta sugii (Kinoshita, 1990)
  • Acronicta superans Guenée, 1852 – Splendid Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta theodora Schaus, 1894
  • Acronicta thoracica Grote, 1880
  • Acronicta tiena Püngeler, 1907
  • Acronicta tota Grote, 1879
  • Acronicta tridens [Schiffermüller], 1775 – Dark Dagger
  • Acronicta tristis Smith, 1911
  • Acronicta tritona Hübner, 1879 – Triton Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta valliscola Blanchard, 1968
  • Acronicta vinnula Grote, 1864 – Delightful Dagger Moth
  • Acronicta vulpina Grote, 1883 – Miller Dagger Moth

  • Acronicta Moth Photographers Group Acronicta oblinita 9272
    Acronicta European Lepidoptera and their ecology Acronicta rumicis

    References

    Acronicta Wikipedia


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