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Photo © Henry Wyn-Jones,  Alexandra Palace Park, Middlesex (18/08/22)

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Light Crimson Underwing
Catocala promissa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2454 / 72.082

General comments:

In Middlesex, there is an historic record from Chelsea in 1868 and then it appeared next in 2022 at Sunbury in the south-west on 5 August 2022, in the north-west in the Alexandra Palace area on 18 August 2022 and at Highgate Wood on 31 Aug 2022. It was noted in south-west Herts on 15th July, 8th, 24th and 25th August 2022 (Paul Williams) and 1 Aug 2022 from St Albans (Mark Sterling).

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2022.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2023121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
31/08/2022121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
18/08/2022121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
05/08/2022121TQ16 - Sunbury / Hampton Court
01/08/2022120TL10 - St Albans
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Forewing: 26-32mm.
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, possible Sessile Oak
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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