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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Graphania Hampson

Adults. Eyes hairy. Antennae of males dentate, or bipectinate.

The thorax coloured like the forewings, the abdomen similar or somewhat lighter. Forewings ochreous; ochreous; complexly patterned; the patterning obscure (with indistinct streaks and subterminal line, and faintly outlined stigmata); reniform defined; orbicular defined; claviform defined (the stigmata clearly etched on the pale background). Hindwings whitish-fuscous to fuscous; 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.

Living adults found in July.

British representation. 1 species (adventive); Northern England (once collected at Spurn Head); dives*.


Illustrations. • G. dives, with other adventive Noctuidae: 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.’.