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Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea
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Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera

Rungs, 1949 2298 / 73.063

Norfolk status
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks.

Very similar to Copper Underwing.
Svensson's Copper Underwing tends to be duller and less contrasting than Copper Underwing. It used to be called the Drab Copper Underwing!
The underside of the hindwing is considered the most reliable distinguishing feature, the orange suffusion diffuses beyond the black cross-line on the hindwing.

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 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
28/09/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
17/09/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
11/09/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
11/09/2023128TF41West Walton
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Forewing: 21-26mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, limes, Hornbeam, willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/4
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