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Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae
2297 / 73.062
Photo © Keith Mitchell,  Stoke Goldington 20/07/2022 (Fresh specimen, hind-wing underside checked, view of palps which should not be used for ID on their own)

Similar Upper Thames Species
Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs including hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple and Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/3

Widespread and common across the region, in a range of habitats.

Recorded in 70 (90%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2022124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
22/09/2022124SP72 - Winslow, Claydons, Finemere
19/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
18/09/2022124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
15/09/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
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