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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Contents

The key and descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993).

Introduction

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Character list •  General morphology of Lepidoptera • Implicit attributes

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Notes on John Curtis’s British Entomology • Notes on Edward Newman’s British Moths and British Butterflies • Updated insect names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated plant names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated legends for Jacob Hübner’s Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge • Notes on melanism in British moths • Notes on the scanning of the images

Poems on insects by Giles Watson

Acknowledgements • References • Citation • Contacts, conditions of use, contributions

Descriptions

These descriptions are offered for casual browsing only. We strongly advise against extracting comparative information from them. This is much more easily achieved using the interactive key.

The bold parts in the descriptions are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1995). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Abrostola Ochsenheimer • Acontia Ochsenheimer • Acosmetia Stephens • Actinotia Hübner • Acronicta Ochsenheimer • Agrochola Hübner • Agrotis Ochsenheimer • Allophyes Tams • Amphipoea Billberg • Amphipyra Ochsenheimer • Anaplectoides McDunnough • Anarta Ochsenheimer • Anomis Hübner • Antitype Hübner • Apamea Ochsenheimer • Aporophyla Guenée • Archanara Walker • Arenostola Hampson • Atethmia Hübner • Athetis Hübner • Autographa Hübner • Axylia Hübner

• Bena Billberg • Blepharita Hampson • Brachionycha Hübner • Brithys Hübner

• Caenurgina McDunnough • Calamia Hübner • Callistege Hübner • Callopistria Hübner • Calophasia Stephens • Caradrina Ochsenheimer • Catephia Ochsenheimer • Catocala Schrank • Celaena Stephens • Ceramica Guenée • Cerapteryx Curtis • Cerastis Ochsenheimer • Charadra Walker • Charanyca Billberg • Chilodes Herrich-Schäffer • Chrysodeixis Hübner • Cleoceris Duponchel • Clytie Hübner • Coenobia Stephens • Colobochyla Hübner • Colocasia Hübner • Conistra Hübner • Cosmia Ochsenheimer • Craniophora Snellen • Cryphia Hübner • Ctenoplusia Dufay • Cucullia Schrank • Dasypolia Guenée • Deltote R.L. • Diachrysia Hübner • Diarsia Hübner • Dichonia Hübner • Dicycla Guenée • Discestra Hampson • Dryobotodes Warren • Dypterygia Stephens • Dysgonia Hübner

• Earias Hübner • Egira Duponchel • Elaphria Hübner • Emmelia Hübner • Enargia Hübner • Epizeuxis Hübner • Eremobia Stephens • Eublemma Hübner • Eucarta Lederer • Euchalcia Ochsenheimer • Euclidia Hübner • Eugnorisma Boursin • Eugraphe Hübner • Eumichtis Hübner • Euplexia Stephens • Eupsilia Hübner • Eurois Hübner • Eustrotia Hübner • Euxoa Hübner

• Feltia Walker

• Gortyna Ochsenheimer • Graphania Hampson • Graphiphora Ochsenheimer

• Hada Billberg • Hadena Schrank • Hecatera Guenée • Helicoverpa Hardwick • Heliophobus Boisduval • Heliothis Ochsenheimer • Herminia Latreille • Hoplodrina Boursin • Hydraecia Guenée • Hypena Schrank • Hypenodes Doubleday • Hyppa Duponchel

• Ipimorpha Hübner

• Jodia Hübner

• Lacanobia Billberg • Lacinipolia McDunnough • Laspeyria Germar • Leucochlaena Hampson • Lithacodia Hübner • Lithomoia Hübner • Lithophane Hübner • Luperina Boisduval • Lycophotia Hübner • Lygephila Billberg

• Macdunnoughia Kostrowicki • Macrochilo Hübner • Mamestra Ochsenheimer • Meganephria Hübner • Melanchra Hübner • Mesapamea Heinicke • Mesogona Boisduval • Mesoligia Boursin • Minucia Moore • Mocis Hübner • Moma Hübner • Mormo Ochsenheimer • Mythimna Ochsenheimer

• Naenia Stephens • Noctua Linnaeus • Nonagria Ochsenheimer • Nycteola Hübner

• Ochropleura Hübner • Oligia Hübner • Omphaloscelis Hampson • Oria Hübner • Orthosia Ochsenheimer

• Pachetra Guenée • Panemeria Hübner • Panolis Hübner • Paracolax Hübner • Paradiarsia McDunnough • Parascotia Hübner • Parastichtis Hübner • Pechipogo Hübner • Peridroma Hübner • Perigea Guenée • Periphanes Hübner • Phlogophora Treitschke • Photedes Lederer • Phytometra Haworth • Plathypena Grote • Plusia Ochsenheimer • Polia Ochsenheimer • Polychrysia Hübner • Polymixis Hübner • Polypogon Schrank • Prodotis John • Protoschinia Hardwick • Pseudenargia Boursin • Pseudoips Hübner • Pyrrhia Hübner

• Raphia Hübner • Rhizedra Warren • Rhyacia Hübner • Rivula Guenée in Duponchel • Rusina Stephens

• Schinia Hübner • Schrankia Hübner • Scoliopteryx Germar • Scotochrosta Lederer • Sedina Urbahn • Senta Stephens • Sideridis Hübner • Simyra Ochsenheimer • Spaelotis Boisduval • Spodoptera Guenée • Standfussiana Boursin • Stilbia Stephens • Synedoida Edwards • Syngrapha Hübner • Synthymia Hübner

• Tathorhynchus Hampson • Thalpophila Hübner • Tholera Hübner • Trachea Ochsenheimer • Trichoplusia McDunnough • Trigonophora Hampson • Trisateles Tams • Tyta Billberg

• Valeria Stephens

• Xanthia Ochsenheimer • Xestia Hübner • Xylena Ochsenheimer • Xylocampa Guenée

• Zanclognatha Lederer


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

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