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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Eugnorisma Boursin

Paradiarsia auct.

Adults. Head rough. Head without a frontal tuft. Face without any conspicuous prominence. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated. Antennae of males ciliate.

Wingspan 36–44 mm. Head, thorax and abdomen ochreous-grey. Forewings ochreous-grey, with dark markings; ochreous, or pale fuscous; neither green nor greenish tinged; neither purplish nor rosy marked or tinged; patterned transversely; the patterning well marked; reniform defined; orbicular defined; claviform undefined. Hindwings fuscous; plain to terminally darkened; without a clear discal mark; without transverse lines; exhibiting vein 5. Vein 5 of the hindwings strong (distally); arising nearer to vein 6 than to vein 4. Thorax crested (front and rear). Middle tibiae with spines. Posterior tibiae with spines. Abdomen not crested.

Living adults found July and August.

Larvae, pupae. Larvae feeding on diverse Dicot herbs; pupating in the soil.

British representation. 1 species; Central-southern England, South-west England, English Midlands, Northern England, Southern Scotland, Northern Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; depuncta (Plain Clay).


Illustrations. • Noctuinae: E. depuncta (Plain Clay) and related genera: Newman. • Eugnorisma glareosa (Autumnal Rustic): Stephens II, 1830.

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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.’.