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The Larva of Hypena manalis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypeninae)
Tim L. McCabe and Vanessa Vargas
Journal of the New York Entomological Society
Vol. 106, No. 2/3 (Spring - Summer, 1998), pp. 109-113
Published by: New York Entomological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25010267
Page Count: 5
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The larval food plant of Hypena manalis (Walker) proves to be bog hemp, Boehmeria cylindrica (L.). Partly grown larvae rejected stinging nettle, Urtica dioica (L.). The mature larva of H. manalis is described and illustrated. It is compared to larvae of H. bijugalis, H. baltimoralis, H. madefactalis, and H. humuli.
Journal of the New York Entomological Society © 1998 New York Entomological Society