British Insects: the Genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae)

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Implicit Attributes

Unless indicated otherwise, the following attributes are implicit throughout the descriptions, except where the characters concerned are inapplicable.

Adults. Thorax not shining-metallic; without a median pale streak.

Forewings lacking the oblique golden brown fascia from the base of the costa exhibited by P. roboris; not suffused throughout with fuscous. The basal streak straight, neither markedly long and slender nor sinuate.


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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae). Version: 29th December 2011. http://delta-intkey.com’.

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