Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Callimorphini

Haploa lecontei (Guérin-Méneville 1832)

Common name: LeConte's haploa.

Hodges #: 8111.

Identification: Rfw 20.2 mm.  fw usually with dark diagonal bar from approximate position of pm line at inner margin to apex; markings can be much reduced or expanded.  Darkest H. lecontei lack white spots in the fold between base and tornus.  Note characteristic 'tail' on costal spot beyond discal cell, corresponding spot in H. confusa is roughly circular.

Similar species:  8109, 8112.

Distribution: southern Canada and U.S., east of Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae recorded from a wide variety of woody plants including the following: Acer-- maples, Betula-- birch, Cornus-- dogwood, Malus--apple, Populux-- poplar, aspen, Prunus-- plum, cherry, Pyrus-- pear, Ulmus-- elms. 

Note: Pure white haploas are best identified by association with maculate individuals.

ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Nat'l grasslands.  T135N R52W  Sec. 10.  Hg/UV lt.  28- VI- 1996.  coll. G. Fauske, C. Locken, K. Urlacher.

ND, Richland Co., Sheyenne Nat'l grasslands, nr Hankinson. UV lt. trap.  24- VI- 1984.  coll. G. Fauske

MN, Lake Co., McNair site.  T56N R11W  Sec. 24.  Hg/UV lt.  27- VI- 1992.  coll. G. Fauske.







Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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