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

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Tathorhynchus Hampson

Adults. Eyes glabrous; not ciliated.

Forewings grey, faintly rosy-tinged; complexly patterned; the patterning well marked (with a short basal streak, and a dark marginal band containing a light, wavy transverse line); reniform defined (but reduced to two tiny dots); orbicular defined (nearly linked to the reniform by a short dark streak); claviform undefined. Hindwings fuscous, or fuscous and pinkish; 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. Posterior tibiae without spines. Abdomen not crested.

Living adults found March to June (? - the only specimens taken in March and June).

British representation. 1 species. Status in Britain vagrant (or sporadic migrant, occasionally encountered in southern England). South-east England, Central-southern England, and South-west England; T. exsiccata (Levant Blackneck).


Illustrations. • Tathorhynchus exsiccata (Levant Blackneck, Amphipyrinae) with Ophiderinae: 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.’.