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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Pseudenargia Boursin

Lemur Hübner, Lemuris, Mania Treitschke.

Adults. Head without a projecting, horny frontal plate. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated.

Wingspan about 36–40 mm. Forewings slightly olive grey-brown; pale fuscous, or fuscous, or olive brown; patterned transversely; the patterning well marked (with narrow inner and outer transverse tramlines, and two lines of dots near the outer margin); reniform defined; orbicular defined; claviform undefined. Hindwings grey; 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. Posterior tibiae without spines. Abdomen not crested.

Living adults found in August.

Larvae, pupae. Larvae feeding on Ulex.

British representation. 1 species (adventive); Central-southern England (taken once, in the New Forest); ulicis* (The Berber).


Illustrations. • P. ulicis (The Berber), with other adventive Noctuidae: Swain.

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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.’.