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Old Saturday 27th July 2019, 10:03   #1
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Dark Crimson Underwing - influx?

There have been several Dark Crimson Underwings on the pager in recent days but this was still a surprise in the moth trap yesterday morning!

The status is described as Red Data Book, New Forest breeder, resident and suspected immigrant in Waring and Townsend but I know statuses have been changing lately - are they easier now or is there an influx going on?

Photographed on release yesterday evening.

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Old Saturday 27th July 2019, 12:03   #2
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There does seem to have been a sizeable influx over the last week or so.
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Very nice.
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Very nice.
Thank you! I was pretty happy. Unfortunately karma retaliated by my car going u/s with the same hydraulics problem as a month ago.

So an influx rather than an adjustment in status?

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Thank you! I was pretty happy. Unfortunately karma retaliated by my car going u/s with the same hydraulics problem as a month ago.

So an influx rather than an adjustment in status?

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I believe that it is an influx rather than a range extension but hopefully it may lead to the latter.

A soft spot for Dark Crimson Underwing as when I still needed it, I twitched a probable that turned into Britain's first Minsmere Crimson Underwing albeit at that stage it was simply Catacola conjuncta......

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Here's a couple of Catocala from my time in Russia, I wonder what the odds on these occuring in the UK are?
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Here's a couple of Catocala from my time in Russia, I wonder what the odds on these occuring in the UK are?
The C. fulminea is an absolute beauty!
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There does seem to have been a sizeable influx over the last week or so.
One on the Farne Islands, Northumberland last night
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