Attributes of Estigmene acrea

Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Estigmene acrea (Drury, 1773)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Head and thorax are white. Abdomen orange-yellow with black spots in both sexes; tip of abdomen is white on females. Forewing white with variable black spots representing bits of usual lines; some have no spots. Hindwing dark orange-yellow in male, white in female, with 3-4 black blotches in both sexes.
Wing Span: 4.5 - 6.8 cm
Life History: Larvae (Salt Marsh Caterpillars) are pests on many plants.
Flight: 2 broods, May - August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Apple trees, cabbage, clover, corn, cotton, peas, potato, tobacco, and other plants.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 19, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States July 21, 2014 Details
October 06, 2013 snakeowl Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 Rsl10 Ocean County, New Jersey, United States July 14, 2014 Details
June 24, 2014 bluebird264 Collier County, Florida, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 4wildlife Lee County, Florida, United States June 28, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 25, 2014 Details
June 18, 2014 Starrje Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Serena Sanborn Somerset County, Maine, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 16, 2014 Samsara Chapman Madison County, Montana, United States June 18, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 nmiller53 Texas, United States, Walker County June 06, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 RCW Bell County, Texas, United States June 05, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 Melissag1986 Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 17, 2014 Missybehaving Johnson County, Texas, United States June 01, 2014 Details
May 06, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States May 23, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States May 19, 2014 Details
April 09, 2014 Spyder Munkai Collin County, Texas, United States May 02, 2014 Details
April 29, 2014 Mabaker816 Texas, Travis County, United States May 01, 2014 Details
April 11, 2014 awhite369 Sarasota County, Florida, United States April 30, 2014 Details
April 29, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States April 30, 2014 Details
July 03, 2013 Alainala Saskatchewan, Canada April 28, 2014 Details
April 22, 2014 brandone2007 Yuba County, California, United States April 28, 2014 Details
April 25, 2014 SarahS Texas, Travis County, United States April 26, 2014 Details
March 21, 2014 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States April 17, 2014 Details
August 10, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States March 09, 2014 Details
May 29, 2013 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States March 04, 2014 Details
October 24, 2013 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States February 15, 2014 Details
June 28, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States February 14, 2014 Details
May 06, 2010 ddodd Texas, United States, Uvalde County February 09, 2014 Details
September 29, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 27, 2013 Details
September 29, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 27, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 stomlins701 Cocke County, Tennessee, United States December 01, 2013 Details
August 06, 2013 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States November 29, 2013 Details
November 16, 2013 Bill Hubick Carroll County, Maryland, United States November 26, 2013 Details
November 21, 2013 juliberwald Texas, Travis County, United States November 22, 2013 Details
January 13, 2013 winterborn89 Los Angeles County, California, United States November 21, 2013 Details
May 21, 2013 Hambone Los Angeles County, California, United States November 16, 2013 Details
May 30, 2013 Suncat76 Ventura County, California, United States November 16, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 Becky Byrum Delaware County, Indiana, United States November 16, 2013 Details
November 09, 2013 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States November 10, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Claudia Dillard San Diego County, California, United States November 07, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 stellingfam5 Ventura County, California, United States November 04, 2013 Details
October 27, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States November 01, 2013 Details
October 18, 2013 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States November 01, 2013 Details
October 30, 2013 Pamela D. Fisher Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States October 31, 2013 Details
October 27, 2013 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States October 30, 2013 Details
October 15, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada October 28, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States October 17, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States October 06, 2013 Details
April 26, 2012 m1tanker Stanislaus County, California, United States October 02, 2013 Details
March 25, 2013 koneill08 Tulare County, California, United States October 02, 2013 Details