Species Details

Estigmene acrea

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Common NameSalt Marsh Tiger SeasonalityLate May to mid June. IdentificationThe combination of the yellow hindwing and a white forewing in the males is unique. Females have white hindwings, and are somewhat similar to Hypercompe permaculata. Estigmene acrea females can however be distinguished by the white thorax and they are slightly larger in size.

Scientific Name Estigmene acrea Common Name Salt Marsh Tiger Habitat Found in open wooded areas, meadows and prairie grassland. Seasonality Late May to mid June. Identification
The combination of the yellow hindwing and a white forewing in the males is unique. Females have white hindwings, and are somewhat similar to Hypercompe permaculata. Estigmene acrea females can however be…
The combination of the yellow hindwing and a white forewing in the males is unique. Females have white hindwings, and are somewhat similar to Hypercompe permaculata. Estigmene acrea females can however be distinguished by the white thorax and they are slightly larger in size.
Life History No information available. Conservation Uncommon. Diet Info Feeds on a number of low-growing plants, and occasionally on deciduous trees and shrubs. Range Widespread across the U.S. and southern Canada.
Estigmene acrea
Photo courtesy of Heather Proctor
Photo courtesy of Heather Proctor

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"Species Details - Estigmene acrea, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-216. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 54 specimens of this Species.

54 results plotted on map in 34 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM12538 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-04-15

UASM12541 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-04-14

UASM12547 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-04-14

UASM12535 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-05-27

UASM12545 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1935-06-21

UASM12531 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Hat Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-05-31

UASM12540 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Hat Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-05-31

UASM12536 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Burdett Date Collected1924-05-03

UASM12542 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Burdett Date Collected1924-05-08

UASM12507 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1921-06-29

UASM12532 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected BySalt, George Date Collected1921-06-29

UASM12548 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1921-06-29

UASM12526 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByFuller, E. Date Collected1996-05-19

UASM12544 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByFuller, E. Date Collected1995-05-07

UASM12534 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected BySeamans, H. L. Date Collected1922-06-17

UASM12539 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected BySeamans, H. L. Date Collected1924-06-27

UASM12512 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rosebud

UASM7034 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-06-05

UASM43012 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-05-20

UASM43013 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-05-20

BIRD2683 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-06-06

Adult Seasonal Distribution