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Catocala sponsa
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Red Underwing
Catocala nupta

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2452 / 72.078

A fairly common resident, more so in the south.

A moth of woodland, parkland, scrub, river banks and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults may be seen resting during the day but after dark they come more to sugar than to light.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 33-40mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Poplars, 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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
01/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
01/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
29/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
28/09/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO89

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