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Photo © Derek Barker,  Woodlands Park Maidenhead, July 8th 2021

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Red Underwing
Catocala nupta
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Light Crimson Underwing
Catocala promissa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 72.082

Resident very locally in the region until the mid 20th century, in particular in woodland on the Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire border. Very occasional records of probable immigrants since, including two in 2020, one in West Oxfordshire and one in Berkshire, with more sightings in Berkshire during 2021 and 2022. Records of immigrants of this species have increased more widely and it is a possible future colonist of the region.

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Recorded in 15 (19%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1844.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, possibly Sessile Oak
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP50
02/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86
30/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
30/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
29/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97

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