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Species Hypena manalis - Flowing-line Hypena - Hodges#8441

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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 manalis (Flowing-line Hypena - Hodges#8441)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypena manalis Walker, 1859. Synonyms:
Bomolocha manalis
wingspan 23-28 mm
Adult: basal and distal areas of forewing medium brown; midwing area whitish, with large dark brown patch extending from the costa almost to the midline, and outlined in creamy white - the patch resembles a "fur stole draped around the shoulders"; subterminal area with dark streak angled toward the apex
hindwing uniformly brown
Ontario, Quebec, Maine, south to Florida, west to Texas
adults fly from May (April--guide image) to September in the south; June to August in the north
Larvae feed on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica).
Life Cycle
one or two generations per year
Print References
Covell, p. 317, plate 40 #15 (1)
Internet References
live adult images plus description and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
adult images (Bob Patterson, Maryland)
common name reference and other info (Ohio State U.)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.