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Genus Hadena

Noctuidae (Silene) - Hadena ectypa plant plus larva - Hadena ectypa Hadena plumasata Hadena plumasata Noctuidae (Silene), pupa - Hadena ectypa Noctuidae larva on Silene stellata - Hadena ectypa ID Request - Hadena capsularis Noctuidae: Hadena ectrapela - Hadena ectrapela
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Hadena
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hadena Schrank, 1802
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Hadena is from Greek meaning "the underworld." (1)
Remarks
Silene seems to be the preferred host plant of many species in this genus; in turn the moth pollinates the flowers; better studied in Europe.
Print References
Schrank, F. 1802. Fauna boica: durchgedachte Geschichte der in Baiern einheimschen und zahmen Thiere, 2(2): 158
Internet References
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.