Morley's Final Catalogue: This beautiful noctuid, still common in the New Forest, cannot have become totally extirpated from 'near Ipswich' (Harwood and Garrett, circa 1870), 'Ipswich' (Long, Entom. 1875, 200), 'Bentley and Holbrook' (Garrett and Tim Last). Insufficient cause emerges.
Recent status: Like the Dark Crimson Underwing there were no twentieth century records from the county.
As a presumed rare immigrant, we have just three recent records of this catocalid, which is far rarer as an immigrant than sponsa; from Minsmere on the night of 22.07.2017 (C. Moore), Hollesley on 17.07.2018 (R. Watson) and Butley on 02.07.2020 (H. McClennon-Warnock).
Identification: Compare with Dark Crimson Underwing and other European catocalids.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1870. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats