Hypena deceptalis

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Hypena deceptalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Hypena
Species: H. deceptalis
Binomial name
Hypena deceptalis
Walker, 1859
  • Bomolocha deceptalis

The Deceptive Hypena (Hypena deceptalis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Manitoba to Quebec, south to Florida and Texas. It is absent from much of Coastal Plain though.

The wingspan is 28–35 mm. The moth flies from April to August. There are two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Tilia americana, but the species is also found outside of the range of Tilia americana, so there must be at least one other host.

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