Clymene Moth (Haploa clymene)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Arctiidae (ark-TYE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Haploa
Species: clymene

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Cornelia, Georgia
Melbourne, Kentucky
Jackson, Missouri
Athens, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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On Apr 7, 2012, birder17 from Jackson, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have not seen the adult moth, but I have had several of the larva feasting on my snapdragons. They almost striped them before I noticed them. Today, they were on my coneflowers with lots of good sized holes on the leaves. The larva is about 1 1/4" long. It is black, "hairy" and has an orange stripe on its sides.
I took a picture, but my camera would not get a close up.