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Red Underwing
Catocala nupta

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2452 / 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 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/10/2021227TG33 - Bacton
26/10/2021128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
25/10/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
20/10/2021128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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Forewing: 33-40mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Black-poplar, White-poplar, Aspen, willows other poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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