|2452 ~ Red Underwing ~ Catocala nupta|
Resident. Common S,C.
A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from scattered sites, mainly across the eastern side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 70-90mm.
Rosy Underwing and French Red Underwing.
Parkland, woodland, scrub, carr, riverbanks and gardens.
Poplars, aspen and willows.
Overwinters as an egg laid on the bark. Larva May-July. Pupates either on the plant or amongst the leaf litter.
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Photo by MDH, 16th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin