Clymene Moth

Photo by: David Stephens,
Clymene Moth - Adult

Good times to observe


The clymene moth has a boldly patterned forewing and an orange-yellow hindwing. The forewing is cream-colored with a partial dark brown border that extends inward as a spur from the inner margin near the anal angle. When the wings are folded the borders and spurs combine to appear in a “t” or sword shape. The hindwing has 1 or 2 dark brown spots near the anal angle. The wingspan is 4-5.5 inches.

DuPage County Notes

DuPage County is near the northern edge of this distinctive, day-active tiger moth’s range. Eupatorium species, oaks and willows are among the hosts for the caterpillars.

Typical and characteristic habitat

Preserves where you might see this species


Habitats in DuPage County where this species has been recorded