The Amphipyrinae are a subfamily of the owlet moths (Noctuidae) and were 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 front wing and tends to crawl away when disturbed.
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 colour of the wing is dark brown with a black eye mark that is outlined in white. The transverse line near the wing root consists of a regular light brown zigzag line. The outer transverse line consists of small black curves with a lighter colour 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.