British Pyralid Moths: A Guide to Their Identification
No other book in print covers the British species of the family Pyralidae, which includes such familiar species as the Mother of Pearl, the China-marks and the Grass Moths. All 208 species are clearly described in the text and all are illustrated photographically in the 272 figures on the colour plates, showing sexual dimorphism and different colour forms. The text gives a concise description of each species and its more striking races or forms, aided, where necessary, by line-drawings. Information is included on life histories, habits, seasonal occurrence, geographical distribution and host-plants. There is also a check list of the British Pyralidae.
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facing title page Frontispiece 7 Foreword by Dr Eugene Munroe
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aedeagus Agassiz Agriphila amongst apex aridella basal blackish Britain British brown brownish Catoptria Channel Islands Chrysocrambus Chrysoteuchia culmella cilia cocoon colour comes to light common conspicuous costa Crambus cross-lines curved dark fuscous dark line Denis & Schiffermuller dentate distribution disturbed by day dorsal dorsum easily disturbed edged Elophila England Ephestia Eudonia Fabricius female Flies at night flies in July foodplant Forewing fringe white fringe whitish fuscous genitalia glossy greyish ground ground-colour Haworth hibernate Hiibner Hindwing Hindwing light Hindwing whitish Hubner imago Wingspan Ireland irrorate fuscous Isles of Scilly July and August June and July larva Feeds line near base Linnaeus male markings median longitudinal streak Moth narrow night and comes oblique ochreous pale paler patch Pediasia postmedian line Pupa Pupates Pyralidae reddish Rests by day Scopoli second line Single-brooded sinuate sometimes species specimens strongly subterminal line suffused termen terminal line text figs tornus Udea veins weakly Zeller Zincken