Common name: Salt Marsh Tiger Moth Coloring: white fore and hind wings (female), with black spots Eggs: tiny pale yellow single layer clusters
This specimen discovered in urban coastal area of La Jolla, CA (just a few blocks from the beach).
Sighting and species verified by R. Martin @ ButtefliesandMoths.org Details for Sighting Record 1018888 Date of Observation: December 04, 2014 Submitted By: kandiego Species: Estigmene acrea, Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth Specimen Type: Photograph Observation Notes: Discovered this beautiful little thing on the stucco of my house. Partly sunny day, after 2 days of heavy rain. While sitting on the porch it flew onto my arm. I moved it to the table and later that evening it was still there. Not moving much, head tilted down. I got it to crawl on my finger to get better pictures. The next morning it was still sitting on a plate I left outside. When I picked up the plate, there were lots of clustered pale yellow eggs under the lip of the plate. The moth is not moving, head tilted down, legs tucked underneath. Status: Resident Verified By: Robert Martin Record Verified Date: December 06, 2014 Checklist Regions: San Diego County, California, United States