Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1297343

Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Estigmene acrea

Observation date: June 27, 2021
Submitted by: tgrahamks
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On butterfly milkweed. There was a monarch caterpillar in the same plant at the same time, but not in the same photo.
Status: Resident
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: June 01, 2022
Coordinator notes: Salt Marsh larva can be very variable in color. And they will apparently use Milkweeds as a food plant. Thank you!
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Chase County