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Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera
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Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2297 / 73.062

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Very similar to Svensson's Copper Underwing.The underside of the hindwing is considered the most reliable distinguishing feature to separate the two species.

Verification Grade Comment: Hindwing must be checked to determine or dissection. Acceptable flight time in county: 1 July to 30 October

Recorded in 21 (95%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/2023130TL02 - Luton, Sundon, Toddington
14/08/2023130TL13 - Shefford, Henlow, Shillington
29/07/2023130TL13 - Shefford, Henlow, Shillington
02/10/2022230TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
14/09/2022130TL02 - Luton, Sundon, Toddington
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Forewing: 21-26mm.
Flight: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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