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72.078 (BF2452)

Red Underwing   

Catocala nupta
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.


Very distinctive.

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.


Woodland, riverbanks and gardens.

History 1860-2010

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.

7 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2005

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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