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Species Hypenodes fractilinea - Broken-line Hypenodes - Hodges#8421

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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 Hypenodinae
Genus Hypenodes
Species fractilinea (Broken-line Hypenodes - Hodges#8421)
Hodges Number
8421
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypenodes fractilinea (Smith, 1908)
Thalpochares fractilinea Smith, 1908
Size
wingspan 11-14 mm
Identification
Adult: tiny (for a noctuid) long-winged light gray or dirty white moth with variable darker gray markings; forewing lines usually incomplete and marked by a series of dots; darker median shade often present; terminal area usually darker, and reniform spot usually marked by two dark dots; hindwing light brownish-gray, unmarked
[adapted from description at U. of Alberta]
Range
Newfoundland to Alberta and adjacent states, south in the east to Florida and Oklahoma
Habitat
mixed and deciduous woodlands; adults are nocturnal and come to light
Season
adults fly from May to October in mid-latitudes; June to August in Alberta
Food
unknown
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1908 New species and genera of the Lepidopterous family Noctuidae for 1907. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 18: 125