Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypena baltimoralis Guenee
Phylogenetic sequence #930562
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)
two generations per year in the north; two or more in the south
Arnett provides a photo (fig 27.324).(3)
Covell, p. 137, plate 40. (1)
live larva image
plus description and other info (David Wagner and Valerie Giles, Caterpillars of Eastern Forests, USGS)
(live adult images, description, larval foodplants, flight season [Ontario])
distribution in Canada
list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)