neighbor moth

(Haploa contigua)

               
Hodges #

8110

Leconte’s haploa
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Flight/Season

May to August. One generation.

Habitat

Wetlands, woodland openings.

Size

Wingspan: 17 16 to 115 16

Total Length: ¾ to 1

          Photo by Crystal Boyd
 
Identification

The wings are held over the body like a roof. The forewing is creamy white with bold, dark brown markings. A dark border on the inner margin extends to the point where it meets the outer margin (anal angle). A dark border on the leading edge (costal margin) stops before reaching the wing tip (apex). A dark partial border on the outer margin begins at the apex and stops before the anal angle. A perpendicular dark line from the anal angle to costal margin beyond the midpoint connects the two borders. A second dark line extends from the middle of the connecting line to the outer margin where it ends in a dark spot and partial border. A third short dark line extends from the second line near the outer margin to the outer margin, creating a small white spot.

The head is orangish-yellow.

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Larval Hosts

American hazel (Corylus americana), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), and probably also plants in the Asteraceae and Boraginaceae families.

 
Adult Food

 

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 21, 24, 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

neighbor moth

the neighbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Crystal Boyd
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Location: Uncas Dunes SNA

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