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Species Haploa clymene - Clymene Moth - Hodges#8107

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Callimorphina
Genus Haploa
Species clymene (Clymene Moth - Hodges#8107)
Hodges Number
8107
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Haploa clymene (Brown, 1776)
* phylogenetic sequence # 930341
First described in 1776 by Brown as Phalaena clymene. (This is Peter Brown, known mostly as a bird and botanical artist, and the publication is New Illustrations of Zoology, plate 38--see this site)
Explanation of Names
Clymene is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one a Titan, and another a nymph, wife of Helios the sun god. Perhaps the latter origin fits the moth best.
Numbers
Six Haploa species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Wingspan 4.0-5.5 cm
Identification
Bold cross pattern makes this moth easy to identify.
Range
Eastern North America
Habitat
Deciduous forests and adjacent fields, etc.
Season
June-August
Life Cycle
Larvae eat a wide variety of plants, including Eupatorium (Asteraceae), oaks, willows. Adults are found during day in woodlands and also come to lights at night.
Remarks
Often disturbed in woodlands on hot summer days.
Print References
Covell, p. 63, plate 15 #15 (2)
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Nouvelles illustrations de zoologie    Brown's original description of the species (illustration on next page)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.