Leconte's Haploa Moth Haploa lecontei Guérin-Méneville, 1844    Synonyms: Hodges #8111.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Erebidae   >   Genus Haploa   

Status:

More common in the mountainous western counties. Becomes increasingly rare as you head east. Records from the Eastern Shore are sparse. Will come to lights, and like other Haploa species is considered diurnal.

Description:

LeConte's Haploa is one of four Haploa species with white hindwings. Of these four species, Leconte's Haploa has a dark line that runs from just below the forewing apex, diagonally and upwards towards the forewing margin. This line is diagnostic. Heavily marked individuals may resemble other Haploa species. All white forms are usually indistinguishable from other all white Haploa individuals.

Relationships:

Like other Haploa species, larvae feed on a variety of woody and herbaceous plants.

There are 41 records in the project database.

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A Leconte's Haploa Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/13/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/21/2019). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

Leconte's Haploa Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/20/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/28/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Leconte's Haploa Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/19/2016). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Leconte's Haploa Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2015). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth in Green Ridge SF, Allegany Co., Maryland (6/24/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

Leconte's Haploa Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/17/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/7/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (6/24/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/26/2015). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/29/2003). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth collected in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/29/1992). Photo by John Glaser. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth larve in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/17/2015). Verified by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Leconte's Haploa Moth larva in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/11/2014). Verified by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)


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