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Genus Alypia

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Agaristinae
Genus Alypia
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Hübner, 1818. Alypia is a Roman feminine name. (Based on Internet searches.)
Numbers
Nearctica (1) lists five species.
Size
wingspan 25-37 mm
Identification
Adult: black with white or yellowish patches on all wings (pattern varies according to species)
Range
most of United States and throughout Canada, including Yukon and Northwest Territories
Food
larvae feed on Virginia Creeper, grape, willow-herb (Epilobium spp.), Japanese Persimmon (host varies according to species)
Internet References
Canadian Biodiversity pinned adult images of three species in genus and a related genus, Androloma (note Alypia ridingsii occurs only in the far west).
Nearctica.com several pinned images