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Salt Marsh Moth-so furry!


Hi, its me and I’m back to talk about bugs.  Today we will talk about the insect above, the salt marsh moth.  I like it because it looks like they have fur on their backs.  And long striped antenna.

I read they can be found year-round in Texas.  As a caterpillar they look really fuzzy brown. They like to eat weeds that are plants. And also some vegetables.  The female moth can lay around 400-1200 eggs in clusters.  How does she do that?

Has anyone else ever seen this moth?  Have you seen the egg clusters?