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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Brithys Hübner


Adults. Eyes hairy.

Head, thorax and abdomen dark fuscous or brown. Forewings dark fuscous and light brown; patterned transversely (with a light brown sub-marginal transverse band); the patterning well marked; reniform defined; orbicular undefined; claviform undefined. Hindwings white; plain to terminally darkened (with a very narrow darkened margin); without a clear discal mark; without transverse lines; exhibiting vein 5. Vein 5 of the hindwings weak; arising nearer to vein 6 than to vein 4. Posterior tibiae without spines.

Living adults found July to September (?).

British representation. 1 species (adventive). Status in Britain alien (larvae recorded on plant bulbs once, in 1936). South-east England; B. crini pancratiii0 (The Kew Arches).


Illustrations. • B. crini (Kew Arches), with Hadena species: Kirby.

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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-Noctuidae. Version: 8th June 2016.’.