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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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
August 30, 2013 kdegeiso New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 20, 2013 Details
September 19, 2013 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States September 20, 2013 Details
September 14, 2013 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States September 15, 2013 Details
September 15, 2013 VidyaVenkat New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 15, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 treichard Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States September 14, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States September 09, 2013 Details
September 03, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details
September 04, 2013 Cherylee Black Frederick County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada September 04, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States September 01, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 16, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 Desinee Polk County, Florida, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 meinhardmk Cumberland County, Virginia, United States August 07, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada August 07, 2013 Details
July 03, 2013 SheChoseRural Barton County, Missouri, United States August 01, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 treichard Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 treichard Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 dpoutlaw Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States July 27, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 Dans Collin County, Texas, United States July 20, 2013 Details
July 18, 2013 davmcnaugh Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 20, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada July 16, 2013 Details