Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1188296

Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Estigmene acrea

Observation date: September 18, 2018
Submitted by: trialsz63
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar, and dozens others just like it, were crawling across a gravel road in a rural area of central Oklahoma, just west of Oklahoma City. These were all observed around 10:15-10:30 a.m. under a sunny sky and warm temperature (~75° F.) Within a one-mile stretch of road I counted at least thirty of them. They all appeared to be in about the same instar and were all similar in size and color. They moved quickly. The attached photos are of two different individuals.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 20, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canadian County, United States, Oklahoma