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Species Hypena modestoides - Hodges#8464

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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 modestoides (Hypena modestoides - Hodges#8464)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypena modestoides Poole, 1989 (1)
Hypena modesta Smith, 1895 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930587 (3)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 29 species of the genus Hypena in America north of Mexico. (3)
The forewing length is 16-17 mm. (4)
Smith (1895) listed the wingspan as 24-29 mm. (2)
Hypena modestoides has a pale band beyond the postmedian line. The postmedian line is more oblique than in H. californica and has a large tooth projecting towards the wing base near the inner margin. The forewing has a slight falcate(5) apex. There is often a black bar between the reniform and orbicular spots. Both sexes have simple antennae.
British Columbia to southern California and northern Arizona. (6), (4)
Smith (1895) first described the species from specimens collected in Los Angeles, California. (2)
Hypena modestoides appears to be most common from June to August, but there are records for most months from California. (6), (4)
The larval host plant is Urtica dioica L. (stinging nettle).
See Also

Decorated Hypena - Hypena decorata
Print References
Smith, J.B., 1895. Contributions toward a monograph of the insects of the lepidopterous family Noctuidae of boreal North America: A revision of the deltoid moths. United States National Museum Bulletin, 48: p. 117; pl. 9, figs. 19, 20, 21. (2)