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Copper underwing

Observed: 11th August 2011 By: Vaughan collegeVaughan college’s reputation in InvertebratesVaughan college’s reputation in InvertebratesVaughan college’s reputation in Invertebrates
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RHoman's picture

There is a bit of a problem

There is a bit of a problem with the species known as the Copper Underwing - different people have their own ideas on how to/whether you can tell the difference between that species and the very close Svensson's Copper Underwing. Copper Uwing is Amphipyra pyramidea and Svensson's is Amphipyra berbera. Probably best recorded as Copper Underwing agg.

Robert Homan

DavidHowdon's picture

Which one

From the upperwing characteristics here (all the zig zags seem the same depth) I'd say this is most likely to be CU rather than SCU. But as RHoman notes this is not a reliable characteristic. Examination of the underside of the hindwing (should you still have the moth) is the best way to be sure - although even that can be unreliable if the specimen is not fresh.

rimo's picture

Ah yes, helps if I type in

Ah yes, helps if I type in the right boxes...

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