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Salt marsh moth life cycle

Estigmene acrea


The moth has white wings and black spots.The males have orange wings and abdomen but the females have orange abdomens instead.The one in the picture has quite a few spots.The caterpillars are colorful when small but fuzzy and black as adults.The eggs are light yellow.


Grasslands and lights at night.


The one in the picture was bred.

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Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Thank you Maria dB(:

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

An educational spotting showing all phases of its life - very nice indeed!

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Watauga, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 26, 2020
Submitted on Jan 26, 2020

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