Hypenodes is a genus of moths of the family Erebidae erected by Henry Doubleday in 1850.

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Hypenodes humidalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Hypenodinae
Genus: Hypenodes
Doubleday, 1850
  • Schrankia Herrich-Schäffer, [1851] (preocc. Hübner, [1825])
  • Tholomiges Lederer, 1857
  • Menopsimus Dyar, 1907


The genus has previously been classified in the subfamily Strepsimaninae of the family Noctuidae.[1][2]


Palpi with second joint long and fringed with long hair above. Third joint short, naked and oblique. Frontal tuft is short. Antennae ringed and minutely ciliated in male. Thorax smoothly scaled. Abdomen with a basal dorsal tuft and almost naked tibia in legs. Forewings long and narrow. Veins 6 and 7 from near end of ell and stalked veins 8, 10 where vein 9 absent. Hindwings with veins 3,4 and 6,7 stalked. Vein 5 arise from middle of discocellulars.[3]



  1. ^ Zahiri, Reza; et al. (2011). "Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea)". Systematic Entomology. 37: 102–124. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x.
  2. ^ Lafontaine, Donald; Schmidt, Christian (19 Mar 2010). "Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico". ZooKeys. 40: 26. doi:10.3897/zookeys.40.414.
  3. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1895). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume III. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.