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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Panolis Hübner

Ilarus Boisduval.

Adults. Head rough (-haired). Eyes hairy; not ciliated. Antennae of males ciliate and dentate.

Wingspan 32–40 mm. Forewings light orangish-brown; complexly patterned; the patterning well marked; reniform defined (light); orbicular defined (light, joined to the reniform by a narrow bar); claviform undefined. Hindwings dark grey and pinkish (rosy tinged); plain to 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. Thorax not crested. Posterior tibiae without spines (?). Abdomen crested (slightly, basally).

Living adults found in April.

Larvae, pupae. Larvae feeding on needles of Pinus sylvestris; pupating in or under bark or rotten wood (in bark crevices).

British representation. 1 species; South-east England, Central-southern England, South-west England, English Midlands, Northern England, Southern Scotland, Northern Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; flammea (Pine Beauty).


Illustrations. • Hadeninae: Panolis flammea (Pine-destroying Noctua, Pine Beauty. B. Ent. 117). • Panolis flammea: B. Ent. 117, legend+text. • Panolis flammea: B. Ent. 117, text cont.. • P. flammea (Pine Beauty), with Hadena and Egira: Newman. • Hadeninae: Kirby.

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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.’.