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10. TISCHERIIDAE

1
Forewing unicolorous shining dark greyish brown or blackish brown with bronzy, blue or violet reflections
2
 
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Forewing yellowish brown, ochreous or yellowish orange, often with dark suffusion along costa and in apical area; sometimes the wing is suffused wholly, giving it a reddish brown appearance
3
 
Occasionally some purplish reflection may occur in dark parts of the forewing.
 
2 (1)
Forewing blackish brown with shining bronze reflections, along costa and in apical area with metallic blue scales (sometimes less pronounced). Frons, vertex and thorax blackish brown with bronzy lustre
 
8.0-9.5mm. May, June and August. Fringe forewing without cilia-line.
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Forewing dark greyish brown with violet reflections, without metallic blue scales. Vertex and thorax greyish brown, frons pale yellowish grey
 
8.0-10.0mm. May, June (abroad). Fringe forewing without cilia-line.
 
3 (1)
Forewing ochreous yellow; along costa and in apical area broadly dark purplish brown; a similar tornal dot, sometimes absorbed by dark suffusion
 
7.0-9.0mm. Late April to early September. Forewing with two obsolete cilia-lines near apex.
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Forewing ochreous or yellowish orange, more or less suffused with dark or dark-tipped scales; dark dot at tornus absent
4
 
 
4 (3)
Forewing yellowish orange, densely suffused with brown scales throughout, giving the wing a reddish brown appearance
 
7.0-9.0mm. May and June (abroad). Forewing with tornal cilia darker than rest of cilia; apical cilia with one fine cilia-line, usually distinct.
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Forewing yellowish orange or ochreous with dark-tipped scales along costa and in apical area
5
 
Apical cilia forewing without cilia-line.
 
5 (4)
Generally smaller species, 6.0-9.5mm. Length hindwing fifteen times width half-way; fringe distinctly paler than wing. Forewing yellowish orange
 
Early May to early October. Occasionally dark scaling extending over whole forewing, giving it a speckled appearance.
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Generally larger species, 8.0-12.5mm. Length hindwing ten times width half-way; fringe concolorous with wing, but with slight yellowish sheen. Forewing deep ochreous
 
Late April to early September.
 

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