The World of the Salt Marsh Moth: From Beauty to Biology

The World of the Salt Marsh Moth: From Beauty to Biology

The salt marsh moth, known scientifically as Estigmene acrea, is a fascinating creature with distinct markings. From egg to caterpillar and then a winged adult, its life is a journey of transformation. Living in marsh ecosystems, the moth and its caterpillar play roles in the food chain, with the caterpillar being notably toxic. These moths…