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Similar Dorset Species
Red Underwing
Catocala nupta
Dark Crimson Underwing
Catocala sponsa
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Rosy Underwing
Catocala electa

(Vieweg, 1790) 2453 / 72.079

Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant trapped a handful of times in south-east England, resident in central and southern Europe, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.), sallow and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been seen on two occasions: Corfe Castle, one in a trap for wasps in the walled peach garden at the rectory on 9 September 1892 (Reverend E Bankes), Portland, at MV light on 11 September 1993 (M Cade).

This species is similar to Red Underwing2452. Diagnostics... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   unknown in UK, in Europe willows and poplars
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
03/09/201819SY88 Wool / Lulworth
03/09/201819SY49 Bridport
20/08/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
20/08/201819SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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