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Bloxworth Snout. Hypena obsitalis. Noctuidae Hypeninae (4959249193)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Hypeninae
Genus: Hypena
Species: Hypena obsitalis

Hypena obsitalis (Hübner,1813)

Type locality: Croatia, Dalmatia merid., Gravosa.

Neotype: NMW. male. gen. prep. no. 417. IX.1924. Schwingenschuss.

Pyralis obsitalis Hübner, 1813


Lödl, M., 1994: Revision of the genus Hypena Schrank 1802 from the Regions of Ethiopia and Madagascar. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museum Wien 96B: 373–590. Full article: [1]

Hypena obsitalis, the Bloxworth snout, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in the Mediterranean Basin including North Africa and in the Near East and Middle East, south up to the Sahara. Further north it is a migrant which occasionally establishes.

Technical description and variation
For a key to the terms used, see Glossary of entomology terms.

The wingspan is 28–36 mm. Forewing whitish in female, grey in male, more or less suffused with grey and fuscous and covered with dark transverse striae; the lines waved, dark with pale edges; the outer angled shortly outwards on each fold and inwards on vein 2, followed on costal half by a grey patch in male and a white patch in female; a pale triangular apical patch, edged below by a dark oblique shade from apex, containing three black teeth; the submarginal line pale and wavy, preceded in costal half by black teeth; stigmata marked by tufts of raised dark scales; a row of black dashes along termen; fringe shining grey, with a dark middle line; all the pale areas are intensified in the female; hindwing fuscous with black terminal line [1]
Habitat in Italy

Adults are on wing from July to August and from September to October in Europe. There are two or more generations per year.

Larva green with dark dorsal line and paler subdorsal lines. The larvae feed on Parietaria and Urtica species.

Seitz, A. Ed., 1914 Die Großschmetterlinge der Erde, Verlag Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart Band 3: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen eulenartigen Nachtfalter, 1914

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