Leconte’s haploa

(Haploa lecontei)

               
Hodges #

8111

Leconte’s haploa
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Rare in Minnesota, common in eastern United States

Flight/Season

Late June to mid-July

Habitat

Mixed forests, riverbank woodlands.

Size

Wingspan: 1 to 2

Total Length: ¾ to 1

 
 
Identification

This is a 1 to 2 long tiger moth.

The wings are held over the body like a roof. The forewings are creamy white with black markings. The pattern of dark markings on the forwewing is highly variable. The hindwings are yellow with no markings. The head and abdomen are yellow.

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Larval Food

Apple (Malus), aspen (Populus), birch (Betula), blackberry (Rubus), dogwood (cornus), elm (Ulmus), maple (Acer), plum (prunus), late horse-gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum), spearmint (Mentha spicata), and other plants.

 
Adult Food

 

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 21, 29, 75.
 
Comments

Taxonomy
In 2010 the family Arctiidae (tiger moths and lichen moths) was transferred to the family Erebidae mostly intact but demoted to a subfamily. The former subfamilies are now tribes, the former tribes now subtribes.

 
Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Noctuoidea (noctuid moths)

 

Family:

Erebidae

 

Subfamily:

Arctiinae (tiger moths and lichen moths)

 

Tribe:

Arctiini (tiger moths)

 

Subtribe:

Callimorphina

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Leconte’s haploa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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