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Salt marsh moth life cycle

Estigmene acrea

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Grasslands and lights at night.

Notes:

The one in the picture was bred.

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2 Comments

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 4 weeks ago

Thank you Maria dB(:

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 weeks ago

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

ornithoptera80
Spotted by
ornithoptera80

Watauga, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.86, Long: -97.26

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

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