Hadena is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae erected by Franz von Paula Schrank in 1802. About fifteen species are native to North America, while over one-hundred are distributed in the Palearctic realm.[2]

Hadena compta
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Tribe: Hadenini
Genus: Hadena
Schrank, 1802
Type species
Noctua capsincola[1]
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Enterpia Guenée, 1850
  • Kuruschia Boursin, 1940
  • Miselia Ochsenheimer, 1816
  • Zeteolyga Billberg, 1820

Description edit

Their eyes are hairy. Palpi upturned and clothed with long hairs. Third joint short. Antennae of male ciliated. Thorax squarely scaled and flattened. Abdomen with dorsal tufts on proximal segments. Tibia lack spines. Wings are short and broad. Hindwings with veins 3 and 4 from cell or on a very short stalk.[3]

Ecology edit

Hadena larvae often feed on the seeds of plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, the pinks, and some of the adult moths are pollinators of Silene species.[4] Hadena moths have hairy eyes.[2]

There are about 143[4] to 149 species[2] in the genus.

Zeteolyga was a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae; it is now considered to be a synonym of Hadena.

Species edit

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ "AfroMoths". www.afromoths.net.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Troubridge, J. T and L. G. Crabo. (2002). A review of the Nearctic species of Hadena Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) with descriptions of six new species. Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Fabreries 27(2) 109.
  3. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  4. ^ a b Dötterl, S. Importance of floral scent compounds for the interaction between Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae) and the nursery pollinator Hadena bicruris (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Department of Plant Systematics, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

External links edit

  • Savela, Markku. "Hadena Schrank, 1802". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  • Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul (November 5, 2004). "Hadena Schrank, 1802". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London. Retrieved January 16, 2019.