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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Implicit attributes

Unless indicated otherwise, the following attributes are implicit throughout the descriptions, except where the characters concerned are inapplicable.

Adults. Slender-bodied; with fully developed wings. Eyes not crossed by sub-antennal hair-tufts. Tongue fully developed.

Forewings relatively broad. The outer margin of the forewing smooth. Forewings without a transparent discal scar. The discal mark not dark-ringed. Forewings without a median band; without a post-median ‘rivulet’; without an oblique red stripe; without eye-spots above. Forewings of the male without a fovea. The outer margin of the hindwings rounded; smooth. The discal mark not dark-ringed.

The abdomen plain.


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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. delta-intkey.com’.

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