Confused Haploa Moth Haploa confusa Lyman, 1887    Synonyms: Hodges #8112.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Erebidae   >   Genus Haploa   


Maryland is near the southern range limit. All Maryland records are from the far western counties. Comes to lights, and is considered diurnal like other Haploa species.


The smallest and darkest Haploa species. Black forewing markings are prevalent, often reducing the white in the forewings to spots. Hindwings are white. The Confused Haploa should be the only heavily (dark) marked Haploa with white hindwings, encountered in the western counties.


Like other members of the genus, larvae of Confused Haploa feed on a variety of plant species including asters and borage species.

There are 14 records in the project database.

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A Confused Haploa Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/15/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Confused Haploa Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/20/2020). (c) Ashley Rodeheaver, all rights reserved. Photo by Ashley Rodeheaver. (MBP list)

A Confused Haploa Moth collected in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/13/1993). Photo by John Glaser. (MBP list)

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