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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Sedina Urbahn

Adults. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated.

Wingspan about 28–34 mm. Forewings light fuscous or buff with darker veins; longitudinally streaked; the patterning well marked to obscure (streaked darker from the base); reniform undefined; orbicular undefined; claviform undefined. Hindwings whitish-fuscous and fuscous, or whitish-fuscous and 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 August to October.

Larvae, pupae. Larvae feeding on Cyperaceae, boring into the shoots from the apex; pupating within the stems of the foodplant.

British representation. 1 species; Central-southern England (Isle of Wight only); buettneri (Blair’s Wainscot).

Amphipyrinae.

Illustrations. • S. buettneri (Blair's Wainscot), with some adventive Noctuidae.


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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’.

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