Hypena masurialis

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Hypena masurialis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Hypena
Species: H. masurialis
Binomial name
Hypena masurialis
Guenée, 1854[1]
Synonyms
  • Hypena masurialis Guenée, 1854
  • Hypena caerulealis Walker, 1866
  • Hypena ferriscitalis Walker, 1866

The Grey Snout (Hypena masurialis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It has a wide range, including Australia, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Yemen[2] and the Canary Islands.[3]

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults have dark brown wings with a diagonal line from near the wingtip to halfway along the rear edge of each forewing.[4]

The larvae feed on Commelina cyanea.

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