Leconte’s haploa

(Haploa lecontei)

Leconte’s haploa
  Hodges #

8111

 
 
Conservation Status
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Leconte’s haploa 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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Wingspan: 1 to 2

Total Length: ¾ to 1

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Mixed forests, riverbank woodlands.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Late June to mid-July

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Larva Hosts

 
 

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

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 21, 24, 29, 75.

 
  7/1/2016      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Rare in Minnesota, common in eastern United States

 
         
 
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  
 

Genus

Haploa  
       
 

In 2011 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.

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Leconte’s haploa

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Luciearl
7/9/2016

Location: Cass County

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