Insects of Britain and Ireland: the genera of Lepidoptera-Geometridae

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Cidaria Hübner


Adults. Antennae of males simple. Face rough.

Forewings predominantly yellow; deep, bright yellow, with a dark angulated median band; without a clear discal mark; with a distinct median band (this strongly angulated, contrasty reddish brown, with a small costal yellow blotch). Hindwings plain; pale whitish-yellowish; without a clear discal mark; without transverse lines.

Vein 10 of the forewings arising independently of 9; arising independently, anastomosing with 11 and 9 to form a double areole. Hindwings exhibiting a tubular vein 5. Vein 5 of the hindwings arising from about the middle of the transverse vein, or arising from below the middle of the transverse vein (?). Vein 8 of the hindwings approximated to or anastomosed with the upper margin of the cell to the middle or beyond. Hindwing veins 6 and 7 stalked.

Early stages. Larvae feeding on Rosa.

British representation. 1 species; South-east England, Central-southern England, South-west England, English Midlands, Northern England, Southern Scotland, Northern Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Living adults found in July. C. fulvata (Barred Yellow).

Subfamily. Larentiinae.

Illustrations. • C. fulvata (Barred Yellow), with Chloroclysta, Eulithis, Plemyria, Thera: Newman (1869). • C. fulvata, with other Larentiinae (‘Carpets’): Kirby 50.

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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. Insects of Britain and Ireland: the genera of Lepidoptera-Geometridae. Version: 8th June 2016.’.