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Hadena

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Scientific name  Hadena
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Noctuidae
Higher classification  Noctuidae
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Similar  Lychnis, Butterflies and moths, Noctuidae, Hadena compta, Hadena perplexa

Hadena is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae. About 15 species are native to North America, while over 100 are distributed in the Palearctic ecozone.

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Description

Eyes hairy. Palpi upturned and clothed with long hairs. Third joint short. Antennae of male ciliated. Thorax squarely scaled and flattened. Abdomen with dorsal tufts on proximal segments. Tibia lack spines. Wings are short and broad. Hind wings with veins 3 and 4 from cell or on a very short stalk.

Ecology

Hadena larvae often feed on the seeds of plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, the pinks, and some of the adult moths are pollinators of Silene species. Hadena moths have hairy eyes.

There are about 143 to 149 species in the genus.

Zeteolyga was a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family, it is now considered to be a synonym of Hadena.

References

Hadena Wikipedia


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