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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Tephronia Hübner


Adults. Antennae of males simple; simply-ciliate.

The outer margin of the forewing convexly curved to more or less straight. Forewings grey, with darker median wavy lines, the termen bordered by a zigzag one and the fringe slightly spotted. Hindwings pale grey, paler than the forewings; predominantly pale grey; with a clear discal mark to without a clear discal mark; transversely lined (the lines indistinct).

Hindwings lacking a tubular vein 5. 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 separate.

Posterior tibiae of males 4-spurred.

British representation. 1 species (adventive); South Wales. Living adults found July and August. T. sepiaria (Dusky Carpet, adventive).

Subfamily. Ennominae.

Illustrations. • Aethalura, Boarmia, Bupalus, Ectropis, Ematurga, Serraca, Tephronia: Newman.

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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.’.