Attributes of Acharia stimulea

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth
Acharia stimulea (Clemens, 1860)

Family: Limacodidae
Subfamily:
Identification: Wings glossy dark chocolate brown with black shading. One white dot near forewing base, and one to three more near the apex. Hindwing paler brown.
Wing Span: 2.6-4.3 cm. Female larger than male.
Life History: Larva (Saddleback Caterpillar) can inflict a painful sting with sharp bristles on its body.
Flight: June-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many plants including apple, asters, blueberries, citrus, corn, dogwoods, elms, grapes, linden, maples, oaks, Prunus species, sunflowers, and viburnums.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Massachusetts to Florida, west to eastern Missouri and Texas.
Conservation:
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Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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September 07, 2014 stormyeyes99 Somerset County, New Jersey, United States October 24, 2014 Details
September 14, 2014 stormyeyes99 Warren County, New Jersey, United States October 24, 2014 Details
September 13, 2014 snakeowl Fulton County, Georgia, United States October 14, 2014 Details
September 14, 2014 Chip Krilowicz Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States October 05, 2014 Details
September 30, 2014 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 30, 2014 Details
September 30, 2014 grosbeak46 Dutchess County, New York, United States September 30, 2014 Details
September 24, 2014 schizoozy Johnson County, Tennessee, United States September 27, 2014 Details
September 19, 2014 Rangertsp Marshall County, Tennessee, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 21, 2014 curtis.lehman (Clifford Hence III) Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States September 22, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 mmatwichuk New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 22, 2014 Details
September 21, 2014 klavierabend Orange County, New York, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 06, 2014 knauba York County, Pennsylvania, United States September 16, 2014 Details
September 15, 2014 jmrtsus Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States September 16, 2014 Details
September 15, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States September 15, 2014 Details
September 14, 2014 Ptrellis Carroll County, Maryland, United States September 14, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 Niayre DeKalb County, Georgia, United States September 11, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 jsulli92 Dutchess County, New York, United States September 01, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States August 31, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 19, 2014 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 bandy Norfolk City County, Virginia, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 patriciakirles Harnett County, North Carolina, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 Francis Thomsen Baltimore City County, Maryland, United States August 13, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 Rangertsp DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States July 28, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 davmcnaugh Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 27, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States July 23, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States July 21, 2014 Details
August 27, 2013 Philip Childress Carroll County, Virginia, United States July 15, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States May 09, 2014 Details
September 04, 2013 Dkluchin Morris County, New Jersey, United States February 11, 2014 Details
October 09, 2013 jewels Hall County, Georgia, United States February 05, 2014 Details
September 17, 2013 windsor224 Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States February 05, 2014 Details
October 03, 2013 Rangertsp Grundy County, Tennessee, United States November 12, 2013 Details
August 10, 2012 poumtatalia Guatemala, Guatemala November 07, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 mim Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States November 03, 2013 Details
October 26, 2013 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 09, 2013 lee705 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States October 09, 2013 Details
September 29, 2010 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States October 05, 2013 Details
October 03, 2013 AmberLCarter Campbell County, Virginia, United States October 03, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 mikand54 Haralson County, Georgia, United States September 27, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 Chrisnightrider Georgia, United States September 27, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 woodbuck Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States September 22, 2013 Details
September 05, 2013 Joshua Spence Murray County, Georgia, United States September 17, 2013 Details
September 14, 2013 erikb123 Georgia, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 29, 2013 nature sue Talbot County, Maryland, United States September 16, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 clp27511 Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States September 10, 2013 Details
September 10, 2013 griffin Pickens County, South Carolina, United States September 10, 2013 Details