Noctuidae : Amphipyrinae

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera
Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.062/2297
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 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2015127TG20 - Norwich
11/09/2015+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
11/09/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/09/2015128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
10/09/2015227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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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