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Minsmere Crimson Underwing
Catocala conjuncta

(Esper, 1787) 2451a / 72.077

A single record of this species was found on the outside of a Mercury Vapour light trap at Minsmere, Suffolk on 14.09.2004, and remains the only UK record to date.

Identification: Smaller than the other brown Catocalids. Inner dark band on hindwing is a smooth curve, not jagged like other species. Inner central cross-line is straight unlike the Dark Crimson underwing which has a jagged line.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2004.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2004125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Forewing: 25-29mm
Flight: Late July-Sept
Foodplant:   Evergreen Oaks
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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