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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
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 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.

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

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

< Anomalous  |  Svensson's Copper Underwing >

Determination
Difficult_species_guide_page_70 - (Townsend, Clifton, Goodey)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/09/2019527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/09/2019127TM18 - Diss
12/09/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 21-26mm.
Flight: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/4
 Immature Adult
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