Species Details

Hypenodes fractilinea

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Common NameBroken-line Hypenodes SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from late June to mid-August. IdentificationA tiny (1.1-1.4 cm wingspan) long-winged light grey or dirty white moth with variable darker grey markings. The normal lines are usually incomplete and marked by a series of dots, and often there is a darker median shade. The terminal area is often darker, and the reniform is usually marked by two dark spots. The hindwings are paler. Possibly the smallest Noctuid moth in North America, and easy to overlook as a species of "micro". Bowman reported Alberta specimens as H. caducus.

Scientific Name Hypenodes fractilinea Common Name Broken-line Hypenodes Habitat Mixedwood and deciduous woodland. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from late June to mid-August. Identification
A tiny (1.1-1.4 cm wingspan) long-winged light grey or dirty white moth with variable darker grey markings. The normal lines are usually incomplete and marked by a series of dots, and often there is a darker median…
A tiny (1.1-1.4 cm wingspan) long-winged light grey or dirty white moth with variable darker grey markings. The normal lines are usually incomplete and marked by a series of dots, and often there is a darker median shade. The terminal area is often darker, and the reniform is usually marked by two dark spots. The hindwings are paler. Possibly the smallest Noctuid moth in North America, and easy to overlook as a species of "micro". Bowman reported Alberta specimens as H. caducus.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation At the edge of their range in Alberta; no concerns. Diet Info Apparently unknown. Range Nova Scotia south to North Carolina, west across Canada to Alberta. In Alberta, it has ben collected from the Aspen Parklands and foothills of central Alberta north in the Boreal forest to Zama.

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"Hypenodes fractilinea, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-901. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Hypenodinae Genus Hypenodes Species Hypenodes fractilinea
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum