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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 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/10/2023128TF74Titchwell
17/10/2023127TG42Eccles
16/10/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
14/10/2023227TG42Eccles
13/10/2023128TF51Walpole Highway
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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   [Show Flight Times]

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