Moths of North Carolina
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Acronicta impleta Walker, 1856 - Yellow-haired Dagger


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: AcronictinaeP3 Number: 931474.00 MONA Number: 9257.00
Comments: One of 76 species in this genus found in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2011, 2015), 44 of which have been recorded in North Carolina. Impleta is a member of Species Group V of Forbes (1954), which in North Carolina also includes noctivaga, impressa, longa, oblinita, lanceolaria, and sinescripta.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
Wingspan: 40-50 mm (Forbes, 1954)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Immature Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Status in North Carolina
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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-11
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-03-29
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-08-30
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-07-24
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-04-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-03-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-03-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-09-08
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2017-04-12
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2016-04-19
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-08-02
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Ed Corey on 2015-05-16
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, L. Amos on 2015-05-12
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-04-21
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-04-21
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-09-06
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: J. Wyche on 2012-09-05
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-25
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: J. Williams on 2010-09-17
Vance Co.
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Recorded by: Billy Hartness on 2010-09-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-04-21
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2000-09-20
Hoke Co.
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