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73.062 ~ 2297 ~ Copper Underwing ~ Amphipyra pyramidea
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 47-54mm.

Confusion species

Svensson's Copper Underwing (Copper Underwing labial palps are all pale/white).
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly in woodland but also found in open scrub, parks, hedgerows and gardens.


A wide range of broadleaf trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva mid April-early June. Pupates underground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 31st May 2010, Llanfyllin