Amphipyra pyramidea - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 22 July 2013
Amphipyra pyramidea Adult


© Robin Howard

Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Copper Underwing
La Pyramide

Wingspan: 47-54mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July to late November. A frequent visitor to light and sugar it has been recorded at all broadleaved woodland sites but is also found in scrub and gardens. See next species for separation characteristics.

The larva feeds on Quercus, Crataegus, Carpinus, Betula spp. Overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place underground.