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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June 10, 2016 Gary Lay Madison County, Tennessee, United States June 22, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 15, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 Farmallcub52 Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States June 13, 2016 Details
May 16, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada May 16, 2016 Details
May 11, 2016 emilyraegrace Texas, Lubbock County, United States May 12, 2016 Details
April 27, 2016 WildLife Lee County, Florida, United States May 04, 2016 Details
August 13, 2015 Sharon Watson Traill County, North Dakota, United States March 01, 2016 Details
October 07, 2013 curtis.lehman (Colin Gillette) Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States February 24, 2016 Details
November 01, 2015 D. Dodd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 05, 2016 Details
August 15, 2015 Disccopy Harrison County, Indiana, United States February 02, 2016 Details
May 24, 2015 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States January 17, 2016 Details
December 18, 2015 thoyler1 Lake County, Florida, United States December 19, 2015 Details
May 27, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada December 03, 2015 Details
July 14, 2014 doris potter Quebec, Canada December 03, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jeff Pusateri) Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States November 29, 2015 Details
October 25, 2015 hunter58 Hernando County, Florida, United States October 26, 2015 Details
April 25, 2015 Jerry Planck San Diego County, California, United States October 17, 2015 Details
August 06, 2015 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States October 17, 2015 Details
September 27, 2015 bajohnsonjohnson St Marys County, Maryland, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 21, 2015 Ekelley Jackson County, Missouri, United States September 26, 2015 Details
September 12, 2015 Spshearrow Ogle County, Illinois, United States September 24, 2015 Details
September 03, 2015 Ktauer Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States September 16, 2015 Details
September 14, 2015 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States September 14, 2015 Details
September 11, 2015 Maria_vernieri Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States September 12, 2015 Details
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