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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 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.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=901



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