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Acronicta superans

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Acronicta superans
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acronicta
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acronicta hasta, Acronicta tritona, Acronicta morula, Acronicta dactylina, Acronicta interrupta

The splendid dagger moth (Acronicta superans) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Newfoundland west to the foothills of Alberta, south to eastern Kentucky. It appears to have extended its range westward into Alberta recently.

The wingspan is 40–45 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on the leaves of apple, birch, cherry, hazel, hawthorn, maple, mountain-ash, pear, plum and serviceberry.

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