Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 17 NC Records

Hypena humuli Harris, 1841 - Hop Vine Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypeninaeP3 Number: 930584.00 MONA Number: 8461.00
Comments: One of 29 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010). Fifteen species have been recorded in North Carolina.
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: North Carolina records come primarily from Spruce-fir Forests and cove forests in the Mountains and brownwater river bottomlands and marl-rich wetlands in the Coastal Plain.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on members of the Urticaceae, including Hops, Nettles, and Wood Nettles (Wagner et al., 2011)
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Hypena humuli - Hop Vine Moth

Photos: 7

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-16
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2019-07-30
Yancey Co.
Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2019-04-24
Yancey Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-23
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-04-18
Yancey Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-09
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 0000-00-00
Cabarrus Co.