Insects of Britain and Ireland: the genera of Lepidoptera-Noctuidae
Adults. Eyes hairy. Antennae of males simple.
Wingspan about 38–44 mm. Forewings grey to dark fuscous or blackish; patterned transversely; the patterning well marked (lined and barred); reniform defined to undefined; orbicular undefined; claviform undefined. Hindwings fuscous, or grey and blackish (smoky); 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 (?). Abdomen crested.
Living adults found July to September.
Larvae, pupae. Larvae feeding on a variety of unrelated Dicot herbs and grasses, nocturnally; pupating in the soil.
British representation. 2 species (both adventive); South-east England, Central-southern England, South-west England, English Midlands, Northern England, Southern Scotland, Northern Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; laudabilis, renigera (Northern Rustic).
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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’.