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Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera
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Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2297 / 73.062

Norfolk status
Widespread in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, fens, heathland, gardens and parks.

Very similar to Svensson's Copper Underwing.
Copper Underwing tends to be brighter and more contrasting with bolder chequering on the abdomen.
The underside of the hindwing is considered the most reliable distinguishing feature, the orange suffusion stops at the black cross-line on the hindwing.

Underside of hindwings

(Copper & Svensson's)


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

Verification Grade Comment: Hindwing must be checked or Gen. Det.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Difficult_species_guide_page_70 - (Townsend, Clifton, Goodey)
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/07/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
12/05/2024128TG00Whinburgh
20/04/2024128TF63Snettisham
10/10/2023+27TG41Filby
07/10/2023128TF70Cockley Cley
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Forewing: 21-26mm.
Flight: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/4
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