Clymene Moth
Haploa clymene
August 1, 2002

Clymene (daughter of Oceanus and Tethys) was the mother of Atlas, Menoetius, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Phaethon, Atlanta, a number of girls known as the Heliades, and others.

While these Greek heroes shared 
the same mother, there were about 
three or four fathers in the mix.

I suppose something about this moth made the namer (Brown) think of her back in 1776.

I sometimes find Clymene's arctiid namesake 
about during the day, resting on a broad leaf in
the shade.

Note the uniform orange color beneath the moth.
In flight over the lawn!
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to view caterpillar