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  Red Underwing Catocala nupta  

B&F: 2452

ABH: 72.078

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Common.

Primary Habitat: Wetland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in August and September.

Observations: The moth was plentiful at sugar amongst willows and poplars along the River Ise at Newton in August 1991. It is also fond of sitting on telegraph poles, and in the past I have found it in this situation within likely habitats in the county. Both the caterpillar and the pupa can be found, sometimes commonly, under the bark of crack and white willows growing along rivers and streamsides.

L.O.N.: 1907. Several localities. Rather common.

First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.