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Svensson's Copper Underwing
Amphipyra berbera

Fletcher, 1968 2298 / 73.063

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern England and south Wales, local elsewhere, the larva feeding on various deciduous shrub and tree species. In Dorset, the moth is at low density, rising to frequent locally in deciduous woodland. Of more than two hundred ‘Copper Underwings’ trapped at Puddletown between 1999 and 2002, sixty per cent referred to the Copper Underwing2297 and forty per cent were of this moth. Both species are readily attracted to sugar bait. This species is very... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-26mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, limes, Hornbeam, willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
26/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
05/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
31/07/201919SY98 Wareham
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham

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