- Svensson's Copper Underwing
name = Svensson's Copper Underwing
genus = "
species = "A. berbera"
binomial = "Amphipyra berbera"
binomial_authority = Rungs,
Svensson's Copper Underwing ("Amphipyra berbera") is a
mothof the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout Europe.
This species has a
wingspanof 47-56 mm, the female usually larger than the male. The forewings are brown, marked with pale fasciaand a dark-centred pale stigma. The hindwings are bright copper-coloured. This species is very similar to the Copper Underwing("Amphipyra pyramidea") but can usually be distinguished by the pattern on the underside of the hindwings: "A. pyramidea" has a pale central area, contrasting strongly with darker margins; "A berbera" is much more uniformly coloured. "A. berbera" flies at night from July to September ref|flight_season and is attracted to light and strongly to sugar.
larvafeeds on a range of trees and shrubs (see list below). The species overwinters as an egg.
# "The flight season refers to the
British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range."
Recorded food plants
Tilia" - Lime
*Chinery, Michael "Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe" 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
*Skinner, Bernard "Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles" 1984
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