Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Selenia lunularia
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Selenia lunularia
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 38
Species With Barcodes: 1
The wingspan is 38–44 mm. The length of the forewings is 16–22 mm. Similar to Selenia dentaria but "Antemedian lines of forewing strongly curved, postmedian almost straight, oblique outwards, median area very much wider posteriorly than anteriorly, wholly or in part dark-shaded.- ab. sublunaria Steph. is much darker and more purple, almost exactly the colour of some tetralunaria - delunaria Hhn. the 2nd generation, is on an average rather smaller and with less irroration, but differs less from the 1st brood than in the other [related] species.
The moth flies in two generation from mid-May to mid-August .
- ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and The Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.
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