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Light Crimson Underwing
Catocala promissa
Red Underwing
Catocala nupta
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Dark Crimson Underwing
Catocala sponsa

(Linnaeus, 1767) 72.081

Until very recently, a rare immigrant/vagrant in the region but in the last few years, several individuals have been trapped at scattered locations. This species is in the process of expanding into areas of southeast England and it is probably now breeding in woodlands in the region.

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Recorded in 22 (28%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1844.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Oaks
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP50
22/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP61
19/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97
19/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
04/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80

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