Hypena lividalis

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Hypena lividalis
Noctuidae - Hypena (Hypena) lividalis.JPG
Hypena lividalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Hypena
Species: H. lividalis
Binomial name
Hypena lividalis
(Hübner, 1796)
  • Pyralis lividalis Hübner, 1796
  • Hypena abjuralis Walker, [1859][1]

Hypena lividalis is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It has an Afro-Tropical and possibly Circumtropical distribution. It is known from the western parts of the Palaearctic ecozone and the Neotropics. It is a rare migrant in western, central and northern Europe. In the Mediterranean sclerophyllous forest zone, it is widespread and often abundant. In the Levant, it has been recorded from Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.

Adults are on wing year round. There are multiple generations per year.

The larvae feed on Parietaria and Urtica species.


  1. ^ Lafontaine, JD; Schmidt, BC, 2013: Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys 264: 227-236. Abstract and full article: doi:10.3897/zookeys.264.4443

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