neighbor moth

(Haploa contigua)

Leconte’s haploa
Photo by Luciearl
  Hodges #

8110

 
 
Conservation Status
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Wingspan: 17 16 to 115 16

Total Length: ¾ to 1

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Wetlands, woodland openings.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

May to August. One generation.

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

The wings are held over the body like a roof when at rest.

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Larva Hosts

 
 

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

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 21, 24, 29, 30, 75.

 
  7/21/2021      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
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

 
 

neighbor moth

the neighbor

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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7/1/2021

Location: Fairview Twp., Cass County

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6/9/2013

Location: Uncas Dunes SNA

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