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The Clymene Moth (Haploa clymene) is a moth of the Tiger Moth family - Arctiidae, subfamily Arctiinae. The fore wing is creamy-yellow with a partial brown-black border that extends inward from the inner margin near anal angle. The hind wing is yellow-orange with 1-2 brown-black spots. The wingspan is 40–55 mm. *Life cycle* The spiny larva is brownish-black with a yellow middorsal stripe. The larvae overwinter and mature in the spring and early summer. The larvae feed on Eupatorium, Oak, Peach and Willow. The Clymene Moth has 1 brood per year.
It is found in the East of North America.
This moth is really interesting. It looks like a shield, and the design on the inside looks like a sword. And, for those of you who are religious, if you look at the moth upside down, it looks like a silhouette of Jesus wearing a robe with his arms outstretched. This is one artistic looking moth. lol By the way, the moth was in my house on a spindle of CD's. Just in case you were wondering. ;)