Erebidae : Erebinae

Photo © Chris Knott,  Pair in cop. Great Ellingham. 30th Aug 2008

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Red Underwing
Catocala nupta

(Linnaeus, 1767) 72.078/2452
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 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/2015127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
22/10/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/10/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/10/2015127TM18 - Diss
10/10/2015128TF80 - Swaffham
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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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