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Subfamily Hypeninae

Baltimore Bomolocha - Hypena baltimoralis Caterpillar ZH3Z2783 - Hypena scabra White-lined Bomolocha - Hypena abalienalis Caterpillar - Hypena madefactalis Green caterpillar on black locust - Hypena scabra  Gray-edged Bomolocha - Hodges #8447 - Hypena madefactalis Baltimore Snout, 12 days after collection - Hypena baltimoralis Erebidae, 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.