Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae

09307 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2297 (ABH73.062)


General Information

The adults of this species are very similar to Svensson's Copper Underwing. It is possible to distinguish the two species with reference to the underside of the hindwing.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 21-26mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris), Hazel (Corylus avellana), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), birches (Betula spp.), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late July-early October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, fens, heathland, gardens and parks.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera

Larva Type:
Green, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: