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Celaena haworthii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Celaena haworthii
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Celaena
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Similar  Butterflies and moths, Agrochola helvola, Xylena vetusta, Straw underwing, Amphipoea lucens

Haworth's Minor, Celaena haworthii, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from the British Isles and France through northern Europe including Scandinavia, East to the Urals and across the Palearctic to Siberia and up to the Pacific Ocean.

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Description

The wingspan is 25–30 mm. Forewing brown tinged with reddish; the lines dark,indistinct; the outer followed by a pale oblique band reaching vein 6; the submarginal line, close to margin, dentate, whitish, preceded by a dark shade containing 3 or 4 black wedgeshaped marks; orbicular small, annular, rufous, sometimes obsolete; reniform ochreous with rufous centre, in some cases all white; claviform short, black; median vein and bases of veins 3, 4, and generally vein 1 white or whitish; hindwing dull brownish, darker along the termen; cellspot and outer line dark; this British form is smaller and less brightly marked than the continental form, erupta Germ., which is velvety brown black, dusted in places with pale scales, and with all the pale markings stronger, especially the stigmata; without reddish tinge, or at least not prominently reddish; — the ab. hibernica Stph., from Ireland, is redder, with the pale markings less defined.

Biology

Adults are on wing from July to the beginning of October in one generation.

Larva pinkish ochreous to purplish brown; dorsal and subdorsal lines pale; the tubercles black; head, and thoracic plate pale reddish brown.The larvae feed on the root crowns and stems of various grasses, as well as Eriophorum and Juncus species. Adults are active during the night and day and feed on flower nectar of Calluna vulgaris, Origanum vulgare and Molinia species.

References

Celaena haworthii Wikipedia


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