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Dark Crimson Underwing
Catocal sponsa
Light Crimson Underwing
Catocala promissa
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Red Underwing
Catocala nupta

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2452 / 72.078

A fairly common resident, more so in the south.

A moth of woodland, parkland, scrub, river banks and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults may be seen resting during the day but after dark they come more to sugar than to light.

Recorded in 97 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 33-40mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Polars, Aspen, willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
06/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
28/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
27/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
24/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85

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