Green Cloverworm Moth

Green Cloverworm Moth – Hypena scabra 

Green Cloverworm Moth - Hypena scabra Hodges #8465
A version of this image appears in the Wikipedia taxobox for this species.

Family Erebidae / Subfamily Hypeninae comprises 29 species in 2 genera formerly placed in Noctuidae . The green cloverworm adult shown here is one of 29 species in this genus [1, 2].  Size as shown = 20mm

color photo of Green Cloverworm Moth

Green cloverworm larvae feed on many legumes, including clover, alfalfa, beans, peas, as well as locust trees and wisteria. Adults fly from March to November in the north, year-round in the south in fields, forest edges and gardens east of the Rocky Mtns. [3]

1., “Hypena scabra”
2. “Family Erebidae”
2. Wikipedia contributors, “Hypena scabra

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