Salt Marsh Moth Estigmene acrea (Drury, 1773)  Synonyms: Acrea Moth, Hodges #8131.

Description:

Male moths have dark yellow hindwings; females have mostly white. Caterpillars of this species are highly variable.

Relationships:

Uses various host plants including Eastern Baccharis and New York Ironweed (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 117 records in the project database.

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A Salt Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/2/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (7/3/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/21/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/10/2004). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth at Andelot Farm in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/28/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth at Andelot Farm in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/4/2013). Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/12/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/23/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/10/2004). Dave notes that this moth is not injured, that many tiger moths play dead. Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/10/2004). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/6/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/18/2017). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/15/2014). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Barry Marsh. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/6/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Salt Marsh Moth in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/14/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/20/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Salt Marsh Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/26/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A female Salt Marsh Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/15/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A female Salt Marsh Moth playing dead in Howard Co., Maryland (5/15/2004). Note the two eggs at the tip of the abdomen. Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A female Salt Marsh Moth with eggs in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/1999). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A male Salt Marsh Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/25/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A female Salt Marsh Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/11/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/13/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (10/10/2008). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (8/30/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/2/2016). Confirmed by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth larva in Harford Co., Maryland (10/16/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (9/9/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth in Charles Co., Maryland (9/25/2016). Determined by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth larva in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/4/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Baltimore County, Maryland (9/15/2010). Determined by Kelly Fiegle/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/19/2002). Photo by Sara Tangren. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar in Ellicott City, Maryland (9/14/2013). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

A Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar on Late-flowering Thoroughwort at Swan Creek in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/27/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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