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Salt Marsh Moth - Estigmene acrea - male

Salt Marsh Moth - Estigmene acrea - Male
Midland County, Texas, USA
March 30, 2017
I was fascinated watching this moth!

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Salt Marsh Moth - Estigmene acrea - male Salt Marsh Moth - Estigmene acrea - male

From the Info page
" Males (yellow hindwing) have inflatable appendages called coremata that will extend from the abdomen when gently squeezed."

Nice example image
I think that this image should be added to the info page, in that section. I'm going to do that now.

Estigmene acrea (male)
Moved from Butterflies and Moths.


William, can you tell us anything about his enlarged tails? I haven't seen this before. Do you think that this could be a plant-part. I wonder if this could be a pupal development mutation, but I'm just speculating.

Coremata or Hair-Pencils

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