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Clymene Moth

Haploa clymene

Description:

Pale yellowish cream forewings, with large black costal streak and outer margin, and a nobbed black marking along the inner margin that appears as an upside down "t" when wings are closed.

Habitat:

Area is a gated man-made lake community, surrounded by rural agricultural land, and some deciduous forest areas. In areas that are not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched. e not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched.

Notes:

Spotted using mothing sheet consisting of 2 halogen lights pointing either side of white cotton sheet hanging from porch clothes line, and 3 black strip lights pointed away from sheet toward/facing open area away from porch. Lights are turned on approximately within 1 hour of dusk, and turned off at least an hour before dawn (to protect moths from predators and encourage them to fly away.)

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Very stylish moth. Good spotting Melinda.

MelindaKiser
Spotted by
MelindaKiser

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2018
Submitted on Jul 30, 2018

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