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 15, 2013 Bayou Gal Escambia County, Florida, United States Details
August 22, 2004 curtis.lehman (Curt Lehman) Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States October 29, 2008 Details
September 04, 2006 BobMoul (Bob Moul) Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States January 15, 2009 Details
September 13, 2008 legacy.reporter (Deanna Reisinger) Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States January 15, 2009 Details
July 20, 2006 legacy.reporter (Jo Ann Poe-McGavin) Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States March 02, 2009 Details
August 03, 2008 rita s.adkins (Rita S. Adkins) Menifee County, Kentucky, United States March 10, 2009 Details
September 03, 2008 legacy.reporter (Rob Broekhuis) Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States March 11, 2009 Details
September 04, 2006 legacy.reporter (Donna Race) Doddridge County, West Virginia, United States April 17, 2009 Details
June 25, 2009 curtis.lehman (Curt Lehman) Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States July 07, 2009 Details
August 30, 2006 legacy.reporter (Marcy Cunkelman) Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States August 17, 2009 Details
July 08, 2007 H.D. McGuinness (H.D. McGuinness) Suffolk County, New York, United States August 28, 2009 Details
September 03, 2009 legacy.reporter (Barbara Staggs) Clayton County, Georgia, United States September 24, 2009 Details
June 26, 2009 legacy.reporter (DJ Stanley) Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States January 04, 2010 Details
October 05, 2008 legacy.reporter (Ken Lebo) Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States January 05, 2010 Details
September 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Chuck Tague) Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States August 03, 2010 Details
June 21, 2010 Moth-er Jean Cocke County, Tennessee, United States January 19, 2011 Details
September 18, 2010 Jo Roy (Edward Dowdall) Westchester County, New York, United States January 25, 2011 Details
June 17, 2010 Eddie Huber Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States February 16, 2011 Details
July 10, 2007 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States March 06, 2011 Details
July 30, 2010 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hardin County, Kentucky, United States March 06, 2011 Details
June 19, 2007 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States March 06, 2011 Details
July 21, 2008 James Fox Porter County, Indiana, United States April 05, 2011 Details
July 13, 1990 legacy.reporter (Brown, P.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 13, 1990 legacy.reporter (Brown, P.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 29, 1995 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Monroe County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 23, 1981 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Anderson County, South Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Anderson County, South Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 05, 2000 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 05, 2000 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 17, 1991 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Grenada County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 1992 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 1992 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 24, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 25, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 14, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 14, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 24, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 29, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 30, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 26, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 23, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 16, 1986 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 08, 1983 legacy.reporter (Brown, R.L., Brown, B.B.) Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States May 01, 2011 Details