Insects of Britain and Ireland: butterflies

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz


Adults. The fringes conspicuously light-and-dark banded. Antennae reaching noticeably less than halfway to the wingtips.

Wing venation. Forewings with basally dilated veins.

Eggs, larvae, pupae. The larvae without bristly spines.

British representation. 1 species. Arethusana arethusa (False Grayling). The adults abroad August.

Status in Britain. Rare ocurrence representing occasional, genuine immigrants, or adventive (? - a mainland-European species recorded in Surrey in 1974).

Distribution. Southeast England.

Classification. Superfamily Papilionoidea. Satyridae.

Illustrations. • Arethusana arethusa (False Grayling): Hübner, 1805. • Arethusana arethusa (False Grayling: Hübner).

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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2008 onwards. Insects of Britain and Ireland: butterflies. Version: 16th May 2016.’.