Species Details

Acronicta innotata

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Common NameUnmarked Dagger-moth SeasonalityFlies May-July. IdentificationA medium sized ( 3.5-4 cm. ws) broad-winged dagger-moth with pale grey-brown or tan forewings and shining white hindwings. The markings on the forewings are greatly reduced; only the postmedian line is complete, with the others only indicated by dark spots on the costa. The postmedian line is made up of three outward arcs, partially lined on the distal side by dark scales and on the proximal side by pale ones. The reniform is partially outlined with dark scales in a crescent. The terminal line is comprised of a series of fine dots between the veins. The hindwings are white, with the discal spot and veins faintly marked with darker scales. Sexes similar, the female slightly larger and with darker hindwings. Other Alberta dagger-moths are either darker grey or chalky white (A. vulpina).

Scientific Name Acronicta innotata Common Name Unmarked Dagger-moth Habitat Deciduous woodlands; Common in plantings of birch and poplar in urban areas Seasonality Flies May-July. Identification
A medium sized ( 3.5-4 cm. ws) broad-winged dagger-moth with pale grey-brown or tan forewings and shining white hindwings. The markings on the forewings are greatly reduced; only the postmedian line is complete, with the…
A medium sized ( 3.5-4 cm. ws) broad-winged dagger-moth with pale grey-brown or tan forewings and shining white hindwings. The markings on the forewings are greatly reduced; only the postmedian line is complete, with the others only indicated by dark spots on the costa. The postmedian line is made up of three outward arcs, partially lined on the distal side by dark scales and on the proximal side by pale ones. The reniform is partially outlined with dark scales in a crescent. The terminal line is comprised of a series of fine dots between the veins. The hindwings are white, with the discal spot and veins faintly marked with darker scales. Sexes similar, the female slightly larger and with darker hindwings. Other Alberta dagger-moths are either darker grey or chalky white (A. vulpina).
Conservation Widespread and fairly common. Diet Info
White and Yellow birch (Betula papyrifera and B. alleghaniensis), Poplars (Populus tremuloides and P. balsamifera), speckled alder (Alnus rugosa), willow (Salix sp.), and pin cherry (Prunus pennsylvanicus).
White and Yellow birch (Betula papyrifera and B. alleghaniensis), Poplars (Populus tremuloides and P. balsamifera), speckled alder (Alnus rugosa), willow (Salix sp.), and pin cherry (Prunus pennsylvanicus).
Range Across southern Canada to the BC coast; south.

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"Species Details - Acronicta innotata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6123. Accessed 03 Oct. 2023.

Specimen Information

There are 77 specimens of this Species.

77 results plotted on map in 24 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM162986 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Mink Lake Collected ByMitchell, A. Date Collected2001-06-21

UASM162987 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Mink Lake Collected ByMitchell, A. Date Collected2001-06-21

UASM162988 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Riondel Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected2003-06-26

UASM162992 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cooking Lake Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1998-06-11

BIRD33830 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2010-06-12

BIRD33831 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Lake Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2010-06-27

BIRD35993 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2012-07-06

BIRD36901 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-06-23

BIRD36902 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-06-23

BIRD36903 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-06-29

BIRD36904 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-07-09

BIRD37584 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2014-06-27

BIRD37585 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2014-07-12

BIRD37971 - Acronicta innotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2015-06-06

Adult Seasonal Distribution