The Neighbor Haploa contigua (Walker, 1855)    Synonyms: Hodges #8110, Neighbor Moth.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Erebidae   >   Genus Haploa   

Status:

Most common on the western shore. Our only record from the Eastern Shore is a larval record from Kent County. Appears to be absent from the mid and lower Eastern Shore. Will come to lights. Considered diurnal like other Haploa species.

Description:

One of four Haploa species with white hind wings. Can be identified by the dark line that runs diagonally from the middle of forewing margin down towards the inner tip of the forewing. This dark line often has a smaller dark line that will run perpendicular to just below the forewing apex. All white forms may be indistinguishable from other white form Haploa individuals.

Relationships:

Like all Haploa species, larvae feed on a variety of woody and herbaceous plant species.

There are 27 records in the project database.

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The Neighbor in Washington Co., Maryland (6/27/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The Neighbor in Washington Co., Maryland (7/5/2013). Photo by Wendy Crowe. (MBP list)

The Neighbor in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/10/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The Neighbor in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/10/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

The Neighbor in Washington Co., Maryland (7/2/2021). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Larva of The Neighbor in Kent Co., Maryland (9/20/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

Larva of The Neighbor in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/11/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

The Neighbor (caterpillar) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The Neighbor larva in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/5/2016). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A caterpillar of the The Neighbor in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/23/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

The Neighbor caterpillar in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/24/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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