Hypena polycyma

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Hypena polycyma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Hypena
Species: H. polycyma
Binomial name
Hypena polycyma
Hampson, 1902

Hypena polycyma is a moth of the family Noctuidae. This species is known from South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar and La Réunion.[1]

It is dark brown, struck with black and has a wingspan of 34mm.[2] This species can easily be confused with Hypena vulgatalis.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ afromoths.net
  2. ^ Hampson, G. F. 1902. The moths of South Africa (Part II) - Annals of the South African Museum 2: page 429
  3. ^ Martiré & Rochard, 2008, Papillons de la Réunion et leurs chenille, page 390, ISBN Biotop: 978-2-914817-07-3