72.078 (2452) Red Underwing Catocala nupta (Linnaeus, 1767)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first was found on the farmhouse wall at Caerlaverock WWT on 21st September 1998. The next was trapped at Kirkton on 29th September 2005, with another found on the garage wall at Auchencairn on 22nd August 2006.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg. Larvae are present May to July, with pupation in a cocoon.
 
Larval foodplants
Poplars, Aspen and willows.
 
Identification
Very distinctive.
 
Habitat
Woodland, riverbanks and gardens.
© Keith Naylor

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