Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Clymene Moth
Haploa clymene (Brown, 1776)


Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Boldly patterned forewing and orange-yellow hindwing. Forewing is cream-colored with a partial dark brown border that extends inward as a spur from inner margin near anal angle. Hindwing has 1-2 dark brown spots near anal angle.
Wing Span: 4 - 5.5 cm.
Life History: Conspicuous on leaves during the day; active both day and night.
Flight: June - August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Eupatorium species, oaks, peach, and willow trees; other plants.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Maine and Quebec to Florida, west to Kansas and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs:
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