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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Oria Hübner

Synia Duponchel, Tapinostola Lederer.

Adults. Head rough. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated. Antennae of males ciliate.

Wingspan 30–36 mm. Thorax and abdomen pale ochreous. Forewings whitish or whitish with ochreous tinge; longitudinally streaked; the patterning obscure (unpatterned save for three very faint, darker basal streaks); reniform undefined; orbicular undefined; claviform undefined. Hindwings whitish, or whitish brownish; plain; 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. Middle tibiae without spines. Posterior tibiae without spines; rough-scaled. Abdomen not crested.

Living adults found September and October (?).

Larvae, pupae. Larvae feeding on grasses, including cereals; pupating in the soil.

British representation. 1 species; South-east England, Central-southern England, South-west England, and English Midlands; musculosa (Brighton Wainscot).


Illustrations. • O. musculosa (Brighton Wainscot), and 14 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.’.