Hoplodrina octogenaria

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Hoplodrina octogenaria
Hoplodrina octogenaria FvL.jpg
Hoplodrina octogenaria.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Hoplodrina
Species: H. octogenaria
Binomial name
Hoplodrina octogenaria
(Goeze, 1781)
Synonyms
  • Hoplodrina alsines

Hoplodrina octogenaria, the uncertain, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone (Europe, Russia, Turkey, Transcaucasia, Siberia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Altai, north Mongolia, North Korea, north China).

Description[edit]

Caterpillar

The wingspan is 28–34 mm. The ground colour is rich brown or tawny brown; darker in the female. The reniform and orbicular spots are darker than the ground colour and outlined in white. The darker-than-the-ground-colour median line is usually wide. The name uncertain refers to its being similar to and confused with Hoplodrina blanda and Hoplodrina ambigua. Certain identification requires dissection of the genitalia.[1]

Biology[edit]

The length of the forewings is 14–16 mm. The moth flies in one generation from late May to August. [1].

The larvae feed on Lamium, Primula, Stellaria and Rumex species.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and the Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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