Hypena is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. It was first described by Franz von Paula Schrank in 1802. These non-migratory moths overwinter as pupae and almost never estivate as adults.

Hypena
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Hypena proboscidalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Hypeninae
Genus: Hypena
Schrank, 1802
Synonyms
  • Erichila Billberg, 1820
  • Herpyzon Hübner, 1822
  • Bomolocha Hübner, [1825]
  • Ophiuche Hübner, [1825]
  • Badausa Walker, [1863]
  • Peliala Walker, 1865
  • Phanaspa Walker, [1866]
  • Plathypena Grote, 1873
  • Euhypena Grote, 1873
  • Lomanaltes Grote, 1873
  • Meghypena Grote, 1873
  • Macrhypena Grote, 1873
  • Mathura Moore, 1882
  • Apanda Moore, 1882
  • Hypoepa Leech, 1889
  • Nesamiptis Meyrick, 1899
  • Tomyris H. Druce, 1890
  • Anepischetos J. B. Smith, 1900
  • Ogoas H. Druce, 1890
  • Trichypena de Joannis, 1915
  • Rowdenia Nye, 1975
  • Jussalypena Lödl, 1994
  • Tetrastictypena Lödl, 1994
  • Extremypena Lödl, 1994
  • Biangulypena Lödl, 1994
  • Conscitalypena Lödl, 1994
  • Pseudodichromia Lödl, 1994
  • Obesypena Beck, 1996
  • Rosthypena Beck, 1996

TaxonomyEdit

The genus includes the former Bomolocha species.

DescriptionEdit

Antennae minutely ciliated in male. An acute frontal tuft present. Thorax smoothly scaled. Abdomen with dorsal tufts. Mid and hind tibia slightly hairy. Forewings with acute and depressed apex.[1]

Selected speciesEdit

The following species are included in the genus. The lists may be incomplete.

ExtantEdit

Species brought into synonymy

ExtinctEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1895). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume III. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Hypena at Wikimedia Commons
  •   Data related to Hypena at Wikispecies