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Species Hypena atomaria - Hodges#8450

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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
Genus Hypena
Species atomaria (Hypena atomaria - Hodges#8450)
Hodges Number
8450
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bomolocha atomaria
Size
wingspan 25-30 mm
Identification
forewing light brownish-gray with brown speckling; AM line brown, angled like a skewed W, may be faint; PM line brown, almost straight, bordered proximally by band of dark shading; ST line a diffuse dark band, outer half straight and with five dark spots, inner half with shallow notch and no spots; terminal line thin, dark
hindwing pale yellowish
Range
British Columbia to Quebec and northeastern states (Internet records from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio)
Habitat
low vegetation in deciduous woods
Season
adults fly from early June through late August
Food
larval food plant unknown; larva found on and fed on Urtica dioica - Jim Sogaard
Life Cycle
one generation per year in Quebec; perhaps two in southern Ontario and Ohio
Remarks
A rare species, endangered or threatened in the east. Although it occurs west to British Columbia, no Internet information could be found on its status in the western provinces.
Internet References
live adult image (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
status in Ohio plus flight season (Ohio State U.)
status in Quebec; PDF doc plus flight season and life cycle (Macrolepidoptera of Mont Saint-Hilaire Region, McGill U., Quebec)
distribution in eastern Canada list of provinces (CBIF)
distribution in western Canada list of provinces (CBIF)