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The Noctuidae or Owlet moths are a family of robustly-built moths that includes more than 35,000 known species out of possibly 100,000 total, in more than 4,200 genera. They constitute the largest family in the Lepidoptera. Most have drab forewings, although some have brightly coloured hindwings. There are usually few differences between the sexes. The overwhelming majority of noctuids fly at night and are almost invariably strongly attracted to light. The Noctuidae are also remarkable for containing an extraordinary number of species whose caterpillars are able to feed on certain poisonous plants without harm. These foodplants contain chemicals that would kill most insects trying to feed on them.
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9053 Pseudeustrotia carneola

9053 Pseudeustrotia carneola

9053 Pseudeustrotia carneola

9053 Pseudeustrotia carneola

9053 Pseudeustrotia carneola

9053 Pseudeustrotia carneola

9404 Oligia modica

9404 Oligia modica

9404 Oligia modica

9404 Oligia modica

9404 Oligia modica

9404 Oligia modica

9427 Meropleon diversicolor

9427 Meropleon diversicolor

9471 Papaipema arctivorens

9471 Papaipema arctivorens

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9480 Papaipema pterisii

9483 Papaipema inquaesita

9483 Papaipema inquaesita

9483 Papaipema inquaesita

9483 Papaipema inquaesita

9493 Papaipema appassionata

9493  Papaipema appassionata

9493 Papaipema appassionata

9493  Papaipema appassionata

9505 Papaipema cerussata

9505 Papaipema cerussata

9526 Bellura densa

9526 Bellura densa

9545 Euplexia benesimilis

9545 Euplexia benesimilis