Clymene Moth Haploa clymene (Brown, 1776)    Synonyms: Hodges #8107, Phalaena clymene.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Erebidae   >   Genus Haploa   

Status:

The Clymene Moth is diurnal and readily comes to lights. Common on the western shore. Uncommon on the Eastern Shore.

Description:

White forewings with dark edges and a dark cross pattern, coupled with orange hindwings are diagnostic field marks. According to the Moths of North Carolina, Clymene Moths do not have an all white wing form like other Haploa species. Orange hindwings narrow your choices to Colona Moth and Clymene Moth.

Relationships:

According to BugGuide, larvae are generalists and feed on a variety of plants including oaks and asters.

There are 326 records in the project database.

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A Clymene Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/21/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (6/30/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth at Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton, Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by Michael Patterson. (MBP list)

Clymene Moth in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Clymene Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/10/2022). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/1/2013). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/29/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/19/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Clymene Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Clymene Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/19/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/11/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/1994). Photo by Bob Ringler. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/1/2007). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Clymene Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/5/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Clymene Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/15/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Clymene Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/18/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth larva in Howard Co., Maryland (10/4/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Clymene Moth larva in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2017). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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