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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
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
September 05, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 09, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 Archattack Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States September 04, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 curtis.lehman (Ann Pettigrew) York County, Pennsylvania, United States September 03, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 VikramMisra Howard County, Maryland, United States September 02, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 Bob Norris Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States August 31, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 chadx85 Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States August 27, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 wgbrown Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States August 18, 2013 Details
August 09, 2013 LaraJoy Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 14, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 toadlily Citrus County, Florida, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 Matt ODonnell Fairfax County, Virginia, United States July 16, 2013 Details
June 27, 2013 Howell Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States June 28, 2013 Details
May 27, 2013 JasonPike1980 Texas, Rusk County, United States May 28, 2013 Details
April 23, 2013 Pete Williams Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States April 23, 2013 Details
September 19, 2012 Melinda Fawver Anderson County, Tennessee, United States February 17, 2013 Details
February 07, 2013 suedavies28 Orange County, Florida, United States February 13, 2013 Details
August 28, 2010 Rangertsp Coffee County, Tennessee, United States February 04, 2013 Details
May 19, 2012 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States January 27, 2013 Details
June 02, 2012 curtis.lehman (Gregory M. Stanko) Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States January 13, 2013 Details
December 01, 2012 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States December 02, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 rseidler Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States November 15, 2012 Details
October 23, 2012 sandhillcrane Pasco County, Florida, United States October 25, 2012 Details
September 03, 2012 gotrocks Russell County, Alabama, United States October 10, 2012 Details
August 29, 2012 esco6658 Suffolk County, New York, United States September 19, 2012 Details
September 10, 2012 Masowai Lincoln County, Missouri, United States September 12, 2012 Details
September 07, 2012 spassmore Macon County, North Carolina, United States September 08, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 curtis.lehman (Rory Bower) Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States September 04, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 Lori Owenby Alexander County, North Carolina, United States August 27, 2012 Details
August 24, 2012 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States August 24, 2012 Details