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Species Hypena umbralis - Hodges#8453

Hypena umbralis - Hodges #8453 - Hypena umbralis - female
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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 umbralis (Hypena umbralis - Hodges#8453)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypena umbralis (Smith, 1884)
Bomolocha umbralis Smith, 1884 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930576
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 29 species of the genus Hypena in America north of Mexico. (2)
Smith (1895) listed the wingspan 27 mm.
Head, thorax and forewing are dark chocolate brown.
Abdomen and hindwings are smoky black.
Forewing has a blueish powdering between median area and postmedian line, but without any contrast.
Antemedian line is somewhat richer browb, but still with little contrast.
Postmedian line is paler with richer brown shading basally.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Florida to Texas; West Indies, Mexico. (3)
Holotype ♂, Indian River, Florida, United States.
Heppner (2003) reported February, March, August to September, and November in Florida. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported the host plant is unknown. (3)
Print References
Smith, J.B., 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 7: 4.
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. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 48: 104.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A generic revision of the American moths of the subfamily Hypeninae, with descriptions of new genera and species
William Schaus. 1916. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 50: 259-399.
2.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 .
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group