SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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The Hadeninae can best be defined as 'trifines with hairy eyes'. Kitching (1984) has reviewed the situation and indicated the generally unsatisfactory definition of the group. No further satisfactory features were located in the course of this study. As presently constituted, the Hadeninae may well be polyphyletic. In the genera under discussion below, Elusa Walker appears to be well separated morphologically from the other genera, particularly in the structure of the basal abdominal sternite. Several of the other genera have a strong corona on a cucullus with a very elongate neck, though within Mythimna Ochsenheimer occur groups with the cucullus reduced and modified, alongside groups with it long and strongly coronate.

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