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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Discoloxia Warren

Adults. Antennae of males simple; shortly simply-ciliate. Face smooth.

Wingspan 24–28 mm. Forewings light grey or whitish, dusted fuscous, with dark striae and an ochreous-orange-ish fascia near the apex; predominantly whitish, or pale grey; with a clear discal mark (this blackish). The outer margin of the hindwings smooth. Hindwings plain; light grey or whitish, dusted fuscous; without a clear discal mark; transversely lined (with dark striae).

Vein 10 of the forewings arising independently of 9; arising out of 11 and anastomosing with 9 to form a simple 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.

Posterior tibiae of males 4-spurred.

Early stages. Larvae feeding on Ulmus.

British representation. 1 species; South-east England, South-west England, English Midlands, and Northern England. Living adults found June and July. D. blomeri (Blomer's Rivulet).

Subfamily. Larentiinae.

Illustrations. • Larentiinae: Discoloxia blomeri (Curtis): Blomer's Rivulet, B. Ent. 416. • Discoloxia blomeri: B. Ent. 416, legend+text. • Discoloxia blomeri: B. Ent. 416, text cont.. • Acasis, Aplocera, Asthena, Carsia, Chesias, Discoloxia, Euchoeca, Hydrelia, Lithostege, Lobophora, Minoa, Odezia, Pterapherapteryx, Trichopteryx: Newman 1869.

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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.’.