Amphipyrinae is a subfamily of the Owlet Moths (Noctuidae) and was previously a large family. However, the family has been reduced to only those species which differ from the other subfamilies in having secondary setae on the head. This group of moths has a very broad forewing and tends to crawl away when disturbed.


Genus: Amphipyra

Copper Underwing – 2017 (NL)

The Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) is a fairly large owlet moth with a very specific drawing on the wings. The base color of the wing is dark brown with a black oval mark that is outlined in white. The ante-median line consists of a regular light brown zigzag line. The post-median line consists of small black curves with a lighter color just outside these curves. The flying period is in one generation from July to November and the wingspan is 40-52mm. Host plant: Oak, Birch, Hawthorn, Honeysuckle, and Privet. Dutch name: Piramidevlinder. Frisian name: Piramideflinter.