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

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2455 / 72.081

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species that has declined since the 1950s in southern England, still headquartered in the New Forest but more scarce there than the Light Crimson Underwing2454, the larva feeding nocturnally, firstly on the buds, and then on the foliage of oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, nine moths have been recorded, and seven of these on just three occasions were coincident with south-easterly airflows from central France, the 2005 record was more likely to have been a dispersed example... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 29-34mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Oaks
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/201919SY66 Portland Bill
26/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
06/09/201719SZ07 Swanage
30/08/201519SY39 Lyme Regis
01/07/201519SY39 Lyme Regis

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