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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Eugraphe Hübner

Ammogrotis Staudinger; = Coenophila Stephens.

Adults. Head rough. Face without any conspicuous prominence. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated. Antennae of males bipectinate (with simple apex).

Wingspan 38–42 mm. Head and thorax coloured like the forewings, the abdomen like the hindwings. Forewings rosy fuscous, glossy; rosy marked or tinged; patterned transversely, or complexly patterned; the patterning well marked; reniform defined; orbicular defined (with dark marks proximally and between it and the reniform); claviform undefined. Hindwings whitish-fuscous, or yellowish; with 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 Myrica, Salix.

British representation. 1 species (supposedly exclusively British, now extinct through drainage of fens); English Midlands; subrosea (Rosy Marsh Moth).


Illustrations. • Noctuinae: E. subrosea (Rosy Marsh Moth) and related genera: Newman. • Eugraphe subrosea (Rosy Marsh Moth): 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.’.