FAMILY   Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY   Acronictinae
TRIBE   Acronictini
COMMON NAME   Smeared Dagger
NAME   Acronicta oblinita
HODGES   9272
DISPLAY #   1242
DESCRIPTION   The 2002 image was taken May 29th to June 1st @ H. The image is somewhat faded. Common over State. All., A.A., Balt., Calvert, Car., Charles, Dor., Garrett, Har., Howard, P.G. and Wo. Counties. The larva (Smartweed Caterpillar) is a pest of apple and other fruit trees. Larva also feed on clover, corn, cotton, elms, grasses, pines, oaks, smartweed, strawberry plants and willows. e r