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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Lobophora Curtis

Adults. Antennae of males simple; simply-ciliate. Face rough (with a short cone of scales).

Wingspan 29–32 mm. Forewings relatively narrow-elongate to relatively broad; about 1.6–1.9 times as long as wide. The outer margin of the forewing convexly curved. Forewings whitish, much sprinkled with blackish grey; predominantly whitish, or pale grey; with a clear discal mark (this blackish). Hindwings plain; whitish, or darker towards the termen; predominantly whitish, or pale grey; 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, or separate.

Posterior tibiae of males 4-spurred.

Early stages. Larvae feeding on Populus tremula and Salix.

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 May and June. L. halterata (The Seraphim).

Subfamily. Larentiinae.

Illustrations. • 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. delta-intkey.com’.

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