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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Hypenodes Doubleday

Tholomiges Lederer.

Adults. Head without a frontal tuft. Eyes glabrous (?). Antennae of males ciliate. Labial palps long; ascending.

Wingspan 14–15 mm. Forewings dingy fuscous; patterned transversely (with dark lines and bars); the patterning well marked. Hindwings grey; plain; with a clear discal mark; without transverse lines; exhibiting vein 5. Vein 5 of the hindwings strong; arising nearer to vein 4 than to vein 6; parallel with vein 4. Thorax not crested. Posterior tibiae with spines; with appressed scales. Abdomen not crested.

Living adults found in July.

British representation. 1 species; South-east England, Central-southern England, South-west England, English Midlands, Northern England, Southern Scotland, Northern Scotland, and Wales (local); humidalis (The Marsh Oblique-barred).


Comments. No information on the early stages.

Illustrations. • H. humidalis (Marsh Oblique-barred), with Herminiinae, Hypeninae and Rivulinae: Leech, 1886. • British Hypeninae (2: Snouts).

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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.’.