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.
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Clymene Haploa Moth
Scientific Name: Haploa clymene
Adult Size (Length): 40mm to 55mm (1.57in to 2.17in) COMPARE
Identifying Colors: white; brown; black; yellow
General Description: triangle, chocolate, flying, furry, hairy
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico
* Keep in mind that insect reach is not governed by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.