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Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera Fletcher, 1968
Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae
2298 / 73.063
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  30/06/2017 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea
Forewing: 21-26mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, limes, Hornbeam, willows.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/4
Norfolk Status
Local.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks.

Very similar to 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 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2019127TG24 - Cromer
03/09/2019727TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
30/08/2019128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
29/08/2019228TF91 - Dereham
23/08/2019127TM18 - Diss
Further info: Amphipyra berbera
 
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