Clymene Moth by rhoing

Clymene Moth

Haploa clymene. Spotted on the windshield of another car at a gas station this morning! (I asked permission to photograph it, in case the car owner thought I was doing recon on his car!) Such a distinctive moth!
» To see images with its wings spread out, use one of the links to the species pages below.

From BugGuide: “Clymene is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one a Titan, and another a nymph, wife of Helios the sun god. Perhaps the latter origin fits the moth best.”

No success finding any evidence on the property where we are certain there was a homestead nearly 200 years ago.

Confirmed as Haploa clymene or “Clymene Moth”: [ BAMONA ] [ BugGuide ]
Species pages: [ BAMONA ] [ BugGuide ]

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Interesting, never seen one! Nice capture!
September 5th, 2019  
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