Red Underwing Catocala nupta (lode walk)

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There were 3 of these Red Underwings  flying around a tree and this one resting on a wall. I wish I could have got a photo of one with its wings open but you will see one if you click on the link below.

Wingspan 65-75 mm.

One of the larger British moths, this species is quite common in the southern half of Britain, and is gradually increasing its range northwards.

It flies in August and September, and comes freely to both light and sugar.

The larva feeds on willow (Salix) and poplar (Populus)….UK Moths 

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