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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Raphia Hübner

Adults. Eyes hairy. Antennae of males bipectinate.

Forewings grey; complexly patterned; the patterning well marked (dark etching); reniform defined; orbicular defined; claviform defined. Hindwings white to whitish; conspicuously patterned (with paired, conspicuous dark marks near the inner angle, representing the ends of transverse lines); without a clear discal mark; transversely lined (faintly, except towards rhe innner angle); exhibiting vein 5. Vein 5 of the hindwings strong; arising nearer to vein 4 than to vein 6; convergent on vein 4 near their bases. Middle tibiae without spines. Abdomen crested.

Living adults found in July.

British representation. 1 species (adventive); South-east England (taken once, at Rothamsted); frater*.


Illustrations. • R. frater, with other Pantheinae: 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.’.