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Species Hypena vetustalis - Hodges#8454.1

Hypena vetustalis - Hodges #8454.1 - Hypena vetustalis Hodges#8458 - Hypena vetustalis Hypena vetustalis Hypena vetustalis Texas SE Gulf Coast - Hypena vetustalis Hypena vetustalis? - Hypena vetustalis
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Classification
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 vetustalis (Hypena vetustalis - Hodges#8454.1)
Hodges Number
8454.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypena vetustalis Guenée, 1854
Phylogenetic sequence # 930578
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 29 species of the genus Hypena in America north of Mexico. (1)
Range
Heppner (2003) reported the range as Florida to Texas, West Indies and Mexico. (2)
BOLD has records to Central America. (3)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported adults in May, October to November. (2)
Food
Larval host plant is Sida rhombifolia L. (jute). (2), (4)
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Guenée, 1854. Deltoides et Pyralidae, 32, 35.
Walker, F. 1858. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 4: 40.
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.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.New distributional and foodplant records for twenty Cuban moths.
Bendicho Lopez. 1998. Journal of the Lepidoptersts' Society. 52(2): 214-216.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group