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Salt Marsh Moth Caterpillar

Photos © Kim Hosen; June 2015; Merrimac Farm WMA, Nokesville VA


Salt Marsh Moth Caterpillar
Estigmene acrea
Superfamily: Owlet Moths, Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Tiger and Lichen Moths, Arctiinae

Range: North America except Alaska and the Yukon

Habitat: Open woods, meadows, farm fields, weedy waste places, and marshes, including including salt marshes