Hypena abalienalis

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Hypena abalienalis
Hypena abalienalis - White-lined Bomolocha Moth (14836198588).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Hypena
Species: H. abalienalis
Binomial name
Hypena abalienalis
Walker, 1859
  • Bomolocha abalienalis (Walker, 1859)

The White-lined Hypena (Hypena abalienalis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from southern Canada to northern Florida and Texas.

The wingspan is 25–33 mm. The moth flies from April to August. There are at least two generations per year.

The larvae feed on elm species, especially American elm, slippery elm, and rock elm. The caterpillar feeds on the underside of the leaves removing oval patches of tissue from the blade.

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