Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae

09308 Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera, Rungs, 1949

BF2298 (ABH73.063)


General Information

The adults of this species are very similar to the 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): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), lime (Tilia spp.), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, late July-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea

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