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Acronicta fallax
Acronicta fallax male.jpg
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Scientific classification
  • Moma fallax Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
  • Agriopodes fallax
  • Moma geminata Smith, 1903
  • Agriopodes geminata

Acronicta fallax, the green marvel, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species was first described by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer in 1854. It is found in most of North America, from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba south to Arizona and Florida.

Acronicta fallax larva
Agriopodes fallax – Green Marvel Moth

The wingspan is about 34 mm. Adults are on wing from February to November in Florida.

The larvae feed on Viburnum species. They feed on the leaf underside. Full-grown larvae are bright lime to yellowish green with a whitish middorsal and somewhat broader subdorsal stripe.

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