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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Feltia Walker

Adults. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated.

Hindwings exhibiting vein 5. Vein 5 of the hindwings strong (distally); arising nearer to vein 6 than to vein 4. Middle tibiae with spines. Posterior tibiae with spines.

British representation. 2 species. Status in Britain alien (supposedly encountered in Britain early in the Nineteenth Century). F. subgothica, F. subterranea.


Illustrations. • Feltia subgothica (Gothic Dart): Stephens II, 1830. • Feltia subterranea (The Tawny Shoulder): 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.’.