Insects of Britain and Ireland: the genera of Lepidoptera-Noctuidae
Adults. Head rough. Face without any conspicuous prominence. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated. Antennae of males ciliate. Labial palps ascending.
Wingspan 38–38 mm. Head, thorax and abdomen grey-brown. Forewings dull grey-brown; neither purplish nor rosy marked or tinged; complexly patterned; the patterning well marked (with dark streaks, lines and costal dots, and the stigmata dark-outlined); reniform defined; orbicular defined; claviform defined to 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 June and July.
Larvae, pupae. Larvae feeding on diverse herbs when young, after hibernation on Crataegus, Betula, Salix, etc.; pupating on the surface of the ground, or in the soil.
British representation. 1 species; South-east England, Central-southern England, South-west England, English Midlands, Northern England, Southern Scotland, Northern Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (common); augur (The Double Dart).
Illustrations. • Noctuinae: G. augur (Double Dart) and related genera: Newman.
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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. delta-intkey.com’.