Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Amphipyrinae » Amphipyra pyramidea  (Linnaeus, 1758) 73.062 (BF2297)
Wingspan 40-52 mm. A very distinctive moth with a copper coloured hindwing. Very similar to Svensson’s Copper Underwing (Amphipyra berbera). The larva feeds on various trees and shrubs, mainly oak. The adult flies July to August, and are found in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and parks and gardens. Common and fairly well distributed in southern regions.


Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea

Caught in moth trap, back garden, South Staffordshire. 19th July 2017. Photos © Peter Hillman. Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.