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Species Hypena abalienalis - White-lined Hypena - Hodges#8445

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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 abalienalis (White-lined Hypena - Hodges#8445)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypena abalinealis Walker, 1859. Synonyms:
Bomolocha abalinealis Walker, 1859
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 29 species of the genus Hypena in America north of Mexico. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 12-14 mm. (2)
Lacy pattern with doubled postmedian line on dark background is distinctive.
Eastern North America
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on Slippery Elm--Ulmus rubra.
See Also
Hypena palparia - PM is much more irregular than H. abalienalis
Print References
Covell, p. 318, plate 40 #17, #20 (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 255, pl. 43.7. (2)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Pacific Northwest Moths
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems