Unlike most moths, the Clymene Haploa Moth does not shy away from sunshine. It is equally active both day and night. They also prefer moist areas and can be found near water sources. At night, it is attracted to lights.
The Clymene Haploa Moth is often found near moist areas like wetlands and visit flowers to drink the nectar using its long proboscis. Once settled on a flower, if it opens its wings, the bright yellow hind wings become visible.
Its caterpillar larvae are black with thin yellow stripes along both sides of its body. It is very spiky. It feeds on willow, Joe Pye weed (a tall, native prairie plant) and flowers in the Aster family.
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