Hypena conscitalis

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Hypena conscitalis
Hypena conscitalis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subtribe: Hypeninae
Genus: Hypena
Species: H. conscitalis
Binomial name
Hypena conscitalis
(Walker, 1866)[1]
  • Ophiuche conscitalis Walker, 1866
  • Hypena semilutea Snellen 1872
  • Hypena strigatalis Saalmüller, 1880
  • Hypena perna Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874[2]

Hypena conscitalis is a moth of the family Erebidae. [3] It is found throughout Africa, from Senegal to South Africa,[4] in South and South-East Asia as well as in Australia[5] and on some Pacific and Indian Ocean islands (Sri Lanka).[6]


Its wingspan is approx. 20-25mm. Fore wings much broader. The outer margin less oblique. Raised tufts are slight. Fore wings have a grey fascia on costal area. There is a black speck found at end of cell. The oblique line further from the base, which is slightly curved and with a grey line beyond it more prominent and curved.[7]

They larvae feed on Desmodium intortum (Fabaceae).[8]


  1. ^ taxapad.com
  2. ^ Martin Lödl,1998, (Hypena?) perna FELDER & ROGENHOFER, 1873 a new junior synonym of Hypena (Conscitalypena) conscitalis WACKER, [1866] 1865 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypeninae).Quadrifina 1: 73- 74
  3. ^ http://barcodinglife.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxon=Hypena
  4. ^ www.afromoths.net
  5. ^ www.lepbarcoding.org
  6. ^ "Distribution of Hypena conscitalis". Afromoths. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-iii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Hypena conscitalis (Walker, 1866)". Butterfly House. Retrieved 27 August 2016.