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Hypena is a genus of moths in the Erebidae family. These non-migratory moths overwinter as pupae and almost never come to bait as adults.

Hypena
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Hypena proboscidalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Hypeninae
Genus: Hypena
Schrank, 1802
Synonyms
  • Apanda Moore, 1882
  • Anepischetos Smith, 1900
  • Badausa Walker, 1863
  • Bomolocha Hübner, 1825
  • Jussalypena
  • Lomanaltes Grote, 1873
  • Nesamiptis Meyrick, 1899
  • Ophiuche
  • Peliala
  • Phanaspa
  • Plathypena

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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. Fore wings with acute and depressed apex.[1]

Selected speciesEdit

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

ExtantEdit

ExtinctEdit

ReferencesEdit