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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Hypeninae
Genus: Stenhypena
Hampson, 1895
Type species
Hypena adustalis Hampson, 1893
  • Parhypena Bethune-Baker, 1908
  • Consobrambus Berio, 1977

Stenhypena is a genus of moths of the Erebidae family. The type species was first found from Sri Lanka (then Ceylon).


Similar to species of genus Hypena. Differs in the fore wings being narrower and of almost even width throughout, the outer margin nearly erect. The areole very small, vein 10 given off far beyond it. There are raised specks in and at end of cell. Hind wings with veins 3,4 and 6,7 stalked. Palpi with the second joint of moderate length and fringed with hair above, the third joint upturned and hairy, with naked apex.[1]

Selected Species[edit]


  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-iii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016.