Main: (Noctuidae / Amphipyrinae)
73.062 [B&F: 2297] Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread in deciduous woodland, and particularly common in the New Forest. Wingspan 47-54 mm. It has been proved empirically that the only safe way of separating this species as an adult from the closely related Svensson's Copper Underwing A. berbera is to view the underside of the hindwings - for which we provide an image left. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Midland Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle and Downy Birch, over-wintering as an egg.

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