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    Clymene Haploa Moth - (Haploa clymene)

    The Clymene Haploa Moth looks like a Star Trek communicator badge as it boldly goes everywhere both day and night.

    Staff Writer (12/30/2013): 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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    Details of the:
    Clymene Haploa Moth

    Category: Butterfly or Moth
    Common name: Clymene Haploa Moth
    Scientific Name: Haploa clymene

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Lepidoptera
          Family: Arctiidae
           Genus: Haploa
            Species: clymene

    Size (Adult, Length): 40mm to 55mm (1.57in to 2.17in)

    Identifying Colors: white; brown; black; yellow

    Additional Descriptors: 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 an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.