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930589.1 – 8455.1   Hypena opulenta (Christoph, 1877)
Distribution Data for Hypena opulenta
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Distribution: Established at several locations in eastern Ontario since 2016, ZooKeys, 788:245.
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Synonymy: Bomolocha opulenta Christoph, 1877
Taxonomic Notes: Hypena opulenta (Christoph, 1877) was approved for release in eastern Canada and is pending approval in the United States of America as a biological control agent of the invasive European swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.), Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 68(3): 162-166.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 241-252.
  • Young, J. & A.S. Weed, 2014. Hypena opulenta (Erebidae): a European species for the biological control of invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum sp.) in North America. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 68(3): 162-166.
Hypena opulenta
- LG – Jim Young
Hypena opulenta
- LG – Jim Young
Hypena opulenta
Jim Young LG
- 22mm
Hypena opulenta
Jim Young LG
- 12mm

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