Minsmere Crimson Underwing Catocala conjuncta
Minsmere Crimson Underwing Catocala conjuncta
Adult • Petrovo, Sveti Iliya, Bulgaria • ©

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Minsmere Crimson Underwing Catocala conjuncta

(Esper, 1787)


Wingspan c. 55-60mm.

A single record of this species was found on the outside of a Mercury Vapour light trap at Minsmere, Suffolk on 14th September 2004, and remains the only record to date.

The species occurs in southern and south-eastern Europe beyond to North Africa and Asia.

It resembles several other Catocala species, but on close inspection has a diagnostic forewing pattern.
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