Cornutiplusia circumflexa

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Cornutiplusia circumflexa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Cornutiplusia
Species: C. circumflexa
Binomial name
Cornutiplusia circumflexa
(Linnaeus, 1767)

Phalaena Noctua circumflexa Linnaeus, 1767[1]

Noctua circumflexa (Linnaeus)[1]

Plusia circumflexa (Linnaeus)[1]

Autographa circumflexa (Linnaeus)[1]

  • Phalaena circumflexa
  • Noctua lunata
  • Plusia graphica
  • Plusia patefacta
  • Plusia reticulata
  • Syngrapha circumflexa (Linnaeus)

The Essex Y (Cornutiplusia circumflexa) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Italy to Greece, Southern-Eastern Europe, South-Western Russia, the Southern parts of the Ural, Africa, Canary Islands, Arabia, South-Western Asia, Ceylon, from India to Nepal, South-Eastern China and Japan.

The wingspan is 34–50 mm. The moth flies year round depending on the location.

The larvae are polyphagous on various cultivated plants especially vegetables (such as potatoes) and on numerous wild plants.


  1. ^ a b c d "Kitching I.J., 1987. Genitalic heterogeneity in Cornutiplusia circumflexa (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Plusiinae). Systematic Entomology 12(4): 449-457"

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