The Moths of Suffolk
2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing, Amphipyra berbera, Rungs, 1949

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to September

Larval foodplants : Various trees; Pedunculate Oak, limes, Hornbeam, willows

Morley's Final Catalogue : In Morley's time Copper Underwing was not distinguished from Svensson's Copper Underwing

Wingspan details : Forewing 21-26mm, Wingspan 47-56mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCopper Underwing, Amphipyra pyramidea

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Underside - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2002) © N Sherman
Attracted to sugar. - New Forest, Hampshire (14.vii.2007) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (7.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman