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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Charadra Walker

Adults. Eyes hairy; not ciliated.

Wingspan about 45–50 mm. Head and thorax coloured like the forewings, abdomen lighter like the hindwings. Forewings grey; complexly patterned; the patterning well marked; reniform defined; orbicular defined; claviform undefined. Hindwings whitish and grey; terminally darkened; without a clear discal mark; without transverse lines; exhibiting vein 5. Vein 5 of the hindwings strong; arising nearer to vein 4 than to vein 6; convergent on vein 4 near their bases. Middle tibiae without spines. Abdomen crested.

British representation. 1 species (adventive); deridens* (Marbled Tuffet).


Illustrations. • C. deridens (Marbled Tuffett), with other Pantheinae: Swain.

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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.’.