Hypena iconicalis

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Hypena iconicalis
Hypena iconicalis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Hypena
Species: H. iconicalis
Binomial name
Hypena iconicalis
Walker, 1859
Synonyms
  • Hypena apicipuncta Strand, 1920
  • Hypena belindana Strand, 1920
  • Hypena chosokeiana Strand, 1922
  • Bomolocha herpa Swinhoe, 1901
  • Hypena similata Moore, 1882
  • Hypena subnotalis Walker, 1866
  • Hypena sulalis Walker, 1866

Hypena iconicalis is a moth in the Noctuidae family. It is found in India, Sri Lanka,[1] Taiwan, Papua New Guinea,[2] Fiji[3]

Description[edit]

Wingspan is about 30-32mm. Fore wings much broader. The outer margin less oblique. Raised tufts are slight. Body reddish grey brown in color. Fore wings with slightly irrorated with dark specks. There is an indistinct sinuous antemedial line present. A black speck in cell. A medial, straight, almost erect dark line found with some bluish grey on the outer edge, and often with the area beyond it grey. A more or less developed sinuous submarginal series of black and white specks. Hind wings fuscous. Ventral side with subapical black and white specks to fore wing, and indistinct cell spot and postmedial line to hind wing. The males have short palpi and more broadly scaled. Frontal tufts very thick. Some specimens have whitish costa on fore wings.[4]

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Moghania macrophylla.[5]

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