Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae

2298 (ABH73.063) Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera, Rungs, 1949

KR09308

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Seghill, Northumberland - showing underwing
Seghill, Northumberland - showing underwing
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Brampton Wood
Brampton Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The adults of this species are very similar to the Copper Underwing. It is possible to distinguish the two species with reference to the underside of the hindwing.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 21-26mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), lime (Tilia spp.), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, late July-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 July to 09 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 May to 14 May

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, yellow, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5