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Amphipyra berbera (Svensson's Copper Underwing)

Wikipedia Abstract

Svensson's copper underwing (Amphipyra berbera) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout Europe including Russia East to the Urals. This species has a wingspan of 47–56 mm, the female usually larger than the male. The forewings are brown, marked with pale fascia and a dark-centred pale stigma. The hindwings are bright copper-coloured. This species is very similar to the copper underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) but can usually be distinguished by the pattern on the underside of the hindwings: A. pyramidea has a pale central area, contrasting strongly with darker margins; A berbera is much more uniformly coloured. A. berbera flies at night from July to September and is attracted to light and strongly to sugar.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore)[1]
Carpinus betulus (European hornbeam)[2]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]
Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash)[1]
Syringa chinensis (common lilac)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acalyptus carpini3
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)4
Acronicta leporina (miller)3
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)4
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)3
Aleimma loeflingiana3
Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)4
Amphipyra pyramidea4
Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)3
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)4
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)4
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)4
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)3
Chloroclysta miata4
Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)4
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)3
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)5
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)3
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)4
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)6
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)4
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)5
Diurnea fagella3
Ennomos quercinaria (August Thorn)4
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)4
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)4
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)3
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)4
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)3
Fagocyba cruenta3
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)4
Incurvaria pectinea3
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)5
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)4
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)3
Lithophane hepatica3
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)3
Lymantria monacha (Black Arches, Nun Moth)3
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)4
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)3
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)5
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)4
Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)3
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)6
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)4
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)4
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)3
Psyche casta3
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)5
Rheumaptera undulata3
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)4
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)4
Tortrix viridana (Green tortrix)3
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)4
Xanthia aurago (Barred Sallow)3
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)3




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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