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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Implicit attributes

Unless indicated otherwise, the following attributes are implicit throughout the descriptions, except where the characters concerned are inapplicable.

Adults. Head without a frontal tuft. Head without a projecting, horny frontal plate. Face without any conspicuous prominence. Eyes not ciliated. Tongue well developed. Labial palps less than three times the diameter of the eyes.

Forewings neither shining-metallic nor with shining metallic effects. Retinaculum of males normal. The males with anterior tarsi; not fan-footed.

Larvae, pupae. Larvae not conspicuously hairy; without red markings. Ventral prolegs 8.

British representation. Status in Britain indigenous.


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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’.

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