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Deceptive Snout (Male) - Hypena deceptalis TL: ~17 mm. Sexually dimorphic. Males have dark brown FW peppered with black scales. PM line is nearly straight and the AM line is kinked. Host: Basswood.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area<br />
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Male seen on the same night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/82315/deceptive_snout_male_-_hypena_deceptalis.html Deceptive Snout,Geotagged,Hypena deceptalis,Summer,United States,hypena,moth,moth week 2019" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Hypena,Hypena deceptalis,Summer,United States,deceptive snout,moth,moth week 2019 Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Deceptive Snout (Male) - Hypena deceptalis

TL: ~17 mm. Sexually dimorphic. Males have dark brown FW peppered with black scales. PM line is nearly straight and the AM line is kinked. Host: Basswood.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area

Deceptive Snout (Female) - Hypena deceptalis TL: ~20 mm. Sexually dimorphic. Females are lighter than males, especially beyond the PM line. PM line is nearly straight and the AM line is kinked. Host: Basswood.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area<br />
<br />
Male seen on the same night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/82315/deceptive_snout_male_-_hypena_deceptalis.html Deceptive Snout,Geotagged,Hypena deceptalis,Summer,United States,hypena,moth,moth week 2019

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  1. Oh-so-elegant! <3 <3 Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! I like that I got a male and female on the same night. Posted 3 years ago

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''Hypena deceptalis'' is a moth of the family Noctuidae. 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.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 26, 2019. Captured Jul 25, 2019 23:18 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm