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Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)

Dark Crimson Underwing
72.0810 (B&F: 2455)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Erebinae
        »Tribe: Catocalini

RDB2

An immigrant and presumed currently extinct episodic resident. Scarce. Single-brooded flying mainly from the second week of August to early October. Larva feed on oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 23 viii 2017
Photo: Derek Crawley
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Steyning, 26 vii 2019
Photo: Olly Ellis
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Abbots Wood, 06 viii 2019
Photo: Evan Jones
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Steyning, 18 vii 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Bexhill, 29 vii 2020
Photo: Keith Alexander
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Bexhill, 29 vii 2020
Photo: Keith Alexander
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Bexhill, 29 vii 2020
Photo: Keith Alexander
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Wych Cross, 30 vii 2020
Photo: Hew Prendegast
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Bracklesham, 02 viii 2020
Photo: Derek Lee
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Ticehurst, 02 viii 2020
Photo: Malcolm Freeman
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Henfield, 20 viii 2020
Photo: Paula Blake
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Henfield, 20 viii 2020
Photo: Paula Blake
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Scotney, 14 ix 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Scotney, 14 ix 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Wisborough Green, 15 vii 2018
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Hastings, 14 viii 2012
Photo: Crystal Ray

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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