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Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea
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Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera

Fletcher, 1968 2298 / 73.063

Bedfordshire status
Uncommon resident

Very similar to 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: 15 July to 30 September

Recorded in 18 (82%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1938.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
31/08/2022130TL16 - Staploe, Eaton Ford
20/07/2022230TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
05/09/2021130TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
04/09/2021130TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
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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
 Immature Adult
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