Henry's Marsh Moth Acronicta insularis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868)    Synonyms: Cattail Caterpillar Moth, Hodges #9280, Marsh Dagger, Simyra henrici, Simyra insularis.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Noctuidae   >   Genus Acronicta   

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Found throughout the U.S. in wet areas such as marshes and river edges.

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According to BugGuide, larvae feed on cattail, knotweed, grasses, sedges, poplar, willow.

Larvae have been documented predated by Stigmata Mummy-wasp.

There are 54 records in the project database.

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A Henry's Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth on Assateague Island, Maryland (5/30/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (8/17/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/19/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/29/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Henry's Marsh Moth in Somerset Co., Maryland (7/30/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Henry's Marsh Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/7/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (4/5/2002). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/19/2002). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth caterpillar in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/3/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth caterpillar in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/22/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth caterpillar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/14/2014). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

A Cattail Caterpillar (Henry's Marsh Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/11/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth caterpillar in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/25/2003). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/9/2015). Confirmed by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth caterpillars in Howard Co., Maryland (9/16/2017). Verified by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Henry's Marsh Moth caterpillar parasitized by a Stigmata mummy-wasp in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/22/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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