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2298s1 ~ Svensson's Copper Underwing ~ Amphipyra berbera
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 47-56mm.

Confusion species

Copper Underwing (Svensson's labial palps are dark with white tips - see pic below).


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

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

Foodplant

A wide range of broadleaf trees and to a lesser extent, shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva mid April-late May. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 8th Sept 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 8th Sept 2011, Llanfyllin
 

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown