This distinctively marked moth can be seen flying about our backyards from March – August.
Clymene moths fly during both the day and night throughout the state of Georgia. During the day it can be seen perched on leaves. At night it is often attracted to outside lights.
This 2-inch moth can be easily identified. Its forewings are cream-colored and marked with partial dark brown borders. When the forewings are closed the dark markings atop the moth’s forewings form a cross.
The clymene moth’s hindwings are orange yellow.
Although this moth can be seen in practically any backyard, your chances of seeing this handsome moth are best when your home is located near a hardwood forest or fields.
The caterpillar host plants for this moth are willow, oaks, plants in the genus Eupatorium, and others.