Acharia stimulea

660055.00 — 4700 — Acharia stimulea (Clemens, 1860) — Saddleback Caterpillar Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)

Sex Differences

Antennae weakly bipectinate in male, filiform in female; posterolateral abdominal tufts in male only.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide