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Salt marsh moth *Aberration*

Estigmene acrea


It is a rare Aberration of a salt marsh moth female.The moth is so rare that you will see one 1/5000 moths.You will see one of these every 45 years.The moth is even interesting because it has transparent hindwings with one black spot.The moth was probably turned into a abberation because of the host planys it was feeding on.The moth was bred by me and i couldent find that much dandelion in the winter so i gave them any weeds and plants i could find.It was not a problem because they everything.The moth has almost no spots and is half white and then fades to a brown blackish color.The abdomen is not that orange, it is almost a yellow color.The moth is probably the coolest moth abberation i have ever seen.The back of the hind and forewings has black with some orange streaks.


Bred in captivity on many species of weeds.


Black and transparent fading Aberration

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.89, Long: -97.26

Spotted on Mar 1, 2020
Submitted on Mar 1, 2020

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