Lepidoptera Family Hadenida Moths

Nearly fifty British Noctua are included in the family Hadenida. They are of variable dimensions, and differ much in the brightness of their colours, some being very dingy, and others gaily tinted. Their antenna are rather long; and when at rest the wings slope from the back like the sides of a roof.

The larva are smooth, and not very thick; and there is sometimes a hump on the twelfth segment. The pupa are brown and shiny, and are inclosed in earthen cocoons beneath the surface of the soil.