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    - Hypena minualis

- Hypena minualis
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
September 6, 2007
It came to UV light near pond in wooded area of a flood plain.
My best match is 8461 Hop Vine Moth - Hypena humuli here: MPG

Moved from Hop Vine Moth.

I have updated the info pages and I will send a message to Steve Nanz to change your MPG placement.
Please compare your DNA tested specimen:

I moved the image at MPG. Thanks for catching the error.

Sooty Hypena
The PM line is not the right shape for Hypena humuli.
The shape of the dark median patch and the brown area, around the thorax is more consistent with Hypena minualis.
I'm not sure why Bob did not notice this, but we have more examples of both species to compare with now. (...ten years later) Please evaluate and notify MPG, if you move this image, thanks!

Moved from Hypena.

Looks Like It...
... and a very nice specimen. It's difficult to be certain in some cases, given the tremendous variation found in H. humuli and H. scabra. I've never seen H. humuli look this "frosty," but that's more a reflection, probably, of my limited experience than of anything else. The pm. line and overall appearance make me lean strongly toward Hops Vine Moth.

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