Main: (Noctuidae / Amphipyrinae)
73.063 [B&F: 2298] Svensson's Copper Underwing (Amphipyra berbera) Rungs, 1949

 

Notes: Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight distribution poorly known due to confusion with A. pyramidea, but there is, as yet, no conclusive evidence that either species is present in an area where the other is not. Wingspan 47-54 mm. Please note: it has been proved empirically that the only safe way of separating this species as an adult from the closely related Copper Underwing A. pyramidea is to view the underside of the hindwings. Please see that species for a comparative photo.
In pyramidea the underside of the hindwing's discal area is a pale straw yellow which contrasts with the orange-copper shading of the terminal area. In berbera this discal area is suffused orange-copper in the dorsal half which continues to the termen.
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Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, over-wintering as an egg.

Updated: July 2019 (comparison between species)

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