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Subfamily Hypeninae

Young Bristly Rose Slug? - Hypena Oregon/ June - Hypena californica Moth ID Please - Hypena madefactalis Gray-edged Bomolocha - Hypena madefactalis Hypena humuli? - Hypena humuli Flowing-line Hypena - Hypena manalis Moth - Hypena scabra Green Cloverworm Moth - Hypena scabra
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Hypeninae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
* formerly placed in family Noctuidae.
* includes genus Bomolocha, a synonym of Hypena.
Explanation of Names
Hypeninae from the type genus Hypena (Schrank), Greek for "beard," referring to the projecting palpi. (1)
Numbers
About 29 species in 2 genera (Hypena, Lomanaltes) in North America.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.