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Species Hypena edictalis - Large Hypena - Hodges#8452

Large Bomolocha - Hypena edictalis Moth - Hypena edictalis Dark Large Snout - Hypena edictalis Large Snout - Hypena edictalis moth - Hypena edictalis Hypena - Hypena edictalis Erebidae - Hypena edictalis Hypena edictalis
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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 edictalis (Large Hypena - Hodges#8452)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1859 (or 1858) by Francis Walker as Hypena edictalis
Bomolocha edictalis
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of larvae, living and pinned adults.
General information at University of Alberta web site.
List of Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collections of the British Museum, v.16, p.28 Francis Walker's original description of the species (Google Book)