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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September 01, 2015 gingera Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 01, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States August 29, 2015 Details
July 14, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 27, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 digginflowers Kent County, Delaware, United States August 27, 2015 Details
August 17, 2015 Greenesnake Gibson County, Tennessee, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 11, 2015 cefredricks Hardee County, Florida, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 06, 2015 sshively Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States August 08, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada August 04, 2015 Details
July 27, 2015 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States July 29, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 treichard Montgomery County, Maryland, United States July 22, 2015 Details
July 21, 2015 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 07, 2015 curtis.lehman Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States July 07, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 Vexate Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 letsgomoe Gallatin County, Montana, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 dkatzmann St Lucie County, Florida, United States June 14, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 Ken Linden Orange County, California, United States June 02, 2015 Details
May 30, 2015 ahanley Brevard County, Florida, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 keanve El Paso County, Texas, United States May 29, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 treichard Baltimore County, Maryland, United States May 19, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 treichard Baltimore County, Maryland, United States May 19, 2015 Details
May 11, 2015 DThompson1967 Franklin County, Ohio, United States May 11, 2015 Details
April 29, 2015 mharrisblanco Blanco County, Texas, United States May 10, 2015 Details
April 19, 2015 cupoftea Orange County, California, United States May 04, 2015 Details
April 15, 2015 jobhaer Collin County, Texas, United States April 17, 2015 Details
March 23, 2015 jdmc Harris County, Texas, United States April 12, 2015 Details
July 30, 2011 Cyndi Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States April 11, 2015 Details
February 19, 2013 tjrickert Cameron County, Texas, United States March 04, 2015 Details
September 14, 2014 Nancy Witthuhn Ness County, Kansas, United States February 28, 2015 Details
February 22, 2013 tjrickert Texas, Nueces County, United States February 26, 2015 Details
July 31, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States February 25, 2015 Details
February 16, 2015 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States February 16, 2015 Details
June 01, 2014 Boisegirl208 Canyon County, Idaho, United States January 28, 2015 Details
September 11, 2005 Indy Entomologist Hamilton County, Indiana, United States January 27, 2015 Details
August 28, 2014 coreyk Clark County, Nevada, United States January 26, 2015 Details
April 15, 2004 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States January 16, 2015 Details
July 30, 2014 Jack Senzig Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States December 28, 2014 Details
August 31, 2012 strixv Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States December 25, 2014 Details
September 24, 2014 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States December 14, 2014 Details
November 11, 2014 Kurt R. Schwarz Texas, United States December 10, 2014 Details
December 04, 2014 kandiego San Diego County, California, United States December 06, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States December 02, 2014 Details
September 19, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States November 21, 2014 Details
July 13, 2014 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States September 30, 2014 Details
September 25, 2014 denniase Logan County, Arkansas, United States September 25, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 ABKlecknker1 Dallas County, Texas, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 21, 2014 Sirius Crockett County, Tennessee, United States September 21, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 12, 2014 Details
July 25, 2013 Joshua Spence Murray County, Georgia, United States September 10, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 michaeloberg Osage County, Missouri, United States August 24, 2014 Details