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Light Crimson Underwing
Catocala promissa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Erebidae: Erebinae
2454 / 72.082
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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Red Underwing
Catocala nupta
Forewing: 26-32mm.
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, possible Sessile Oak
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Locally extinct.
Almost now confined only to large Oak woodland in the New Forest.

Record from Norwich 03/11/93 not valid. Specimen was dead, and is thought travelled to Norwich from the New Forest in someone's car!

Barrett [VCH 1901] Catocala promissa, Sch.
" Foxley, Foulsham, and once at Hethersett; an exceedingly local species"

BAP Priority Species

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1901.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1901127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
1873+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
1873+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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