Salt Marsh Moth

Identified-beautiful white and black moth
May 1, 2010
I submited this photo yesterday, but was able to futher research it myself. I discovered that it is (I believe) a Salt Marsh Moth. I am delighted to finally know what this beauty is called. However, I still prefer the name given to it by my daughter: The Dalmation Moth. Best Wishes,
Cassie Shaw
Cleveland, Mississippi

Salt Marsh Moth

Hi Cassie,
WE agree that you have correctly identified this Tiger Moth as a Salt Marsh Moth, Estigmene acrea, a species well represented on BugGuide.

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  1. I’ve also seen this moth I think, I live in Canada and it’s nothing like I’ve ever seen! Me and my sister were arguing about it, and she thinks its an ermine moth, but I don’t think so, since they live in Britain! I’m still not sure what it is, but I live in delta, BC, and I need some help!


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