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Red Underwing
Catocala nupta

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2452 / 72.078

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-eastern Britain, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density, typically occurring in river valleys where willows and poplars flourish; there is no indication that the species colonises sallow-rich localities. Although the moth is strongly attracted to sugar, many of the records are from light trap. The moth also flies during the day when it may be seen on house walls.

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 33-40mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Polars, Aspen, willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
05/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
02/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
30/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
30/09/201919SY49 Bridport

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