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 22 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author

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.

UASM172092 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-12

UASM172093 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Saskatchewan, Great Sand Hills Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-13

UASM172094 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Pike Lake Collected ByMorton, J. K. Date Collected1994-10-06

UASM172095 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Cobourg Collected ByCarr, F. S.

UASM172096 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Quebec, Degelis Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1996-06-06

UASM172097 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Quebec, Degelis Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1996-06-10

UASM172098 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Kittitas county, Vantage Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-05-16

UASM172099 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Kittitas county, Vantage Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-05-16

UASM172100 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-06-28

UASM172101 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-06-28

UASM172102 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected2000-06-15

JD4807 - Estigmene acrea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Georgia, Bartow county, Funkhouser Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Lawrie, D.; Adams, J. Date Collected2008-06-29

Adult Seasonal Distribution