Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Estigmene
Species: acrea

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Bear, Delaware
Yale, Iowa
Grenada, Mississippi
Arlington, Texas
Killeen, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
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On Aug 27, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth (Estigmene acrea) took 8 weeks from pupa to eclosing, we thought it might have died in the cocoon, but it came out just beautiful. However it would not stop fluttering the wings and it took off before we could get a good picture with the wings open.