Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum


    THE present volume is the third of those devoted to the great family Noctuidæ, and includes the subfamily Cucullianæ, with 111 genera and 693 species, a considerable number of both genera and species being described as new. In addition to the coloured plates there are 172 plain illustrations in the text, generally representing the body and left wings of a specimen, the right wings being denuded of scales to show the neuration. To the right of this again is the outline of the thoracic crest and head in profile, the latter showing an antenna, eye, palpus, &c. The first text figure, however, represents the larva of Cucullia verbasci. Opposite p. 2 is a large table, showing the relationship of the genera regarded as belonging to the Cucullianæ with one another. The general arrangement and character of this volume differ little from those which have preceded it. Full tables are given of genera and species, and the descriptions are quite sufficiently long for most practical purposes. Brief notices of larv and food plants are added, when known.

    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum.

    Vol. vi., Noctuidæ. Pp. xiv + 532; pls. xcvi–cvii. (London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1906.) Price 25s

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    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum . Nature 75, 366 (1907) doi:10.1038/075366c0

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