Yellow and Black Moth
June 30, 2010
I noticed this moth sitting on a rose bush during the day. Thought it had a different pattern, Could it be a Tiger Moth? Or possibly a slightly different version.
Robert Haimes
Nova Scotia. Canada

Leconte's Haploa Moth

Hi Robert,
Your moth is indeed a Tiger Moth, and it is in the genus
Haploa which included the Clymene Moth.  We suspect it is the highly variable Leconte’s Haploa Moth, Haploa leconteiOne photo on BugGuide has markings nearly identical to your specimen, and the information page on BugGuide indicates that there is much variation between individuals.

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