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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Callopistria Hübner

Eriopus Treitschke, Methorasa Moore.

Adults. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated.

Wingspan about 25–30 mm (latreillei). Head and thorax dark fuscous, abdomen paler. Forewings C. latreillei grey with dark fuscous markings; neither purplish nor rosy marked or tinged; complexly patterned; the patterning well marked; reniform defined; orbicular defined. Hindwings white and grey; terminally darkened; 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. Abdomen not crested.

Living adults found May to August.

British representation. 2 species. Status in Britain adventive, or alien. C. juventina (The Latin, an occasional adventive or possible immigrant), C. latreillei (a probably spurous mid-19th Century record).


Illustrations. • C. juventina (The Latin), with Cuculliinae, other Amphipyrinae and Noctuinae: 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.’.