Moths of North Carolina
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116 NC Records

Acronicta innotata Guenée, 1852 - Unmarked Dagger


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: AcronictinaeP3 Number: 931428.00 MONA Number: 9207.00
Comments: One of 74 species in this genus found in North America north of Mexico (Schmidt and Anweiler, 2020), 42 of which have been recorded in North Carolina. Innotata is a member of Species Group II of Forbes (1954), which includes 17 additional species in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954); Schmidt and Anweiler (2020)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: The majority of our records come from cove forests or northern hardwood forests.
Larval Host Plants: Primarily on birches, including Yellow, Black, Gray, and Paper (Wagner et al., 2011); also on Mountain Ash, Fire Cherry, Service Berry -- all constituents of northern hardwoods -- plus a serveral others associated with mesic or wet habitats.
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See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Acronicta innotata - Unmarked Dagger

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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-06-26
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-04-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-04-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-19
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2021-06-04
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-11
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-26
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2019-07-30
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-07-29
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-07-19
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-06-28
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf,B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2014-06-09
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-26
Yancey Co.
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