Erebidae : Erebinae
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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Red Underwing
2452 Catocala nupta
(Linnaeus, 1767) 72.078
Norfolk status
Unmistakable large moth.
Patterned forewings provide excellent camouflage, and the red-and-black striped hindwings only show in flight. The adults often rest on walls, fences and tree trunks, especially poplars and willows, and the large moths are often disturbed by day.
Woodland, scrub, carr, riverbanks and gardens.
Comes to light, more frequently to sugar.

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/09/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/08/2014128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
19/08/2014128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
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Forewing: 33-40mm.
Season: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Black-poplar, White-poplar, Aspen, willows other poplars
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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