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Species Hypena baltimoralis - Baltimore Hypena - Hodges#8442

Baltimore Hypena hindwing - Hypena baltimoralis Brown and gray moth - Hypena baltimoralis Baltimore Bomolocha Moth - Hypena baltimoralis - Hypena baltimoralis WI083016 - 1 - Hypena baltimoralis Baltimore Hypena - Hypena baltimoralis - female Baltimore Hypena - Hypena baltimoralis Moth to porch light  - Hypena baltimoralis Moth to porch light  - Hypena baltimoralis
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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 baltimoralis (Baltimore Hypena - Hodges#8442)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Baltimore Bomolocha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypena baltimoralis Guenee, 1854.
Bomolocha baltimoralis
Phylogenetic sequence #930562
Wingspan 26-32 mm (1)
Adult: forewing grayish-brown, with whitish tint in female; tint often absent in male. Note blackish-brown apical dash, and large dark patch from base through median area which does not touch inner margin. Dark patch usually has white outer edging. Hindwing dark grayish-brown.
[description by Charles Covell]
Larva: bright green, elongate and somewhat flattened dorsally with reduced prolegs on third abdominal segment. Head green, occasionally with setal bases darkened. Setal bases orange, red, or black. Setae on eighth and ninth abdominal segments twice length of those on midabdominal segments. Rear of each segment yellowed. Anal prolegs splayed out in V.
[description by David Wagner and Valerie Giles]
Eastern US, west to Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
deciduous forests or edges; adults are nocturnal and come to light
Flies April - October (1)
adults fly from March to October in the south; May to September in the north
Caterpillar seen June to November (2)
Larvae feed on maples. (1)(3)(2)
Life Cycle
two generations per year in the north; two or more in the south
Arnett provides a photo (fig 27.324).(3)
See Also
Print References
Covell, p. 137, plate 40. (1)
Internet References
live larva image plus description and other info (David Wagner and Valerie Giles, Caterpillars of Eastern Forests, USGS)
Lynn Scott (live adult images, description, larval foodplants, flight season [Ontario])
Maryland Moths (adult images)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern Forests
David L. Wagner, Valerie Giles, Richard C. Reardon, Michael L. McManus. 1998. U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems