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Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae
2297 / 73.062
Photo © Matthew Casey,  09/08/2013 - new costessey,49 gurney rd nr50qh

Similar Norfolk Species
Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera
Forewing: 21-26mm.
Flight: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/4
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.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
21/09/2019327TG20 - Norwich
15/09/2019527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/09/2019127TM18 - Diss
12/09/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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