Light Crimson Underwing - Catocala promissa
Wingspan 60 to 65 mm. Similar to the more common Red Underwing and should be checked with care (especially the underwing).
In view of the rarity of this species any possible records should be reported to the VC55 Recorder for Moths and the specimen should be retained until his instructions are received.
Associated with oak woodland. The adults are nocturnal and can be attracted by sugar as well as light.
On the wing during July and August.
Oak (Quercus) is the larval foodplant.
It is a rare species, with all but a few British records coming from the southernmost counties of England.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Evington record of August 2019 is the first for our area (VC55).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
Enter a town or village to see local records
Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015