Noctuidae : Amphipyrinae
ABH BF

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera
 
Copper Underwing
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea
(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.062
Norfolk status
Widespread in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, fens, heathland, gardens and parks.

Very similar Svensson's Copper Underwing.
The underside of the hindwing is considered the most, but not totally reliable distinguishing feature.

Underside of hindwings

(Copper & Svensson's)


Other external features are considered subjective and unreliable.
Record as Copper Underwing agg. if unsure.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

‹ Anomalous  |  Svensson's Copper Underwing ›

Determination
Difficult_species_guide_page_70 - (Townsend, Clifton, Goodey)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/09/2014128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
20/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/09/2014128TF64 - Hunstanton
19/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/09/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 21-26mm.
Season: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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