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Hadena confusa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Scientific name  Hadena confusa
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Hadena compta, Hadena perplexa, Hadena albimacula, Hadena caesia, Lychnis

Hadena confusa, the marbled coronet, is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Europe, North Africa and West Asia and Central Asia.



The wingspan is 27–35 mm. The forewing ground colour is purplish fuscous tinged with olive grey. The stigmata are fused together forming a large white patch and there is a small white apical blotch. The subterminal line is white in colour and irregular wavy and joins the apical white stain.The basal field shows a more or less pronounced whitening.The fringe is chequered. The hindwings are fuscous with a small discal lunule and white fringe.The hindwings are slightly darker on the outside In very humid areas melanistic individuals can occur primarily on the Shetland and Orkney Islands, parts of the Hebrides, as well as in Wales and Scotland.


The moth flies from May to July and sometimes from August to September in a second generation depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Dianthus and Silene species, such as Silene nutans and Silene vulgaris.


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  • References

    Hadena confusa Wikipedia