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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
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25010267
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The Larva of Hypena manalis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypeninae)
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Abstract

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.

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