Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
ABH BF

Photo © Ian Walker,  31/07/2014 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Mullein
Cucullia verbasci
 
Star-wort
2217 Cucullia asteris
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.055
Norfolk status
Coastal saltmarshes.
One of the larger 'sharks'.
Well recorded in recent years where it occurs.

Diagnostic faint oval and kidney markings on the forewing are not found on the similar and more common Mullein moth.
Star-wort also has a later flight time (Jun-Aug) than Mullein (Apr-May).

Recorded in 20 (29%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2014127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
31/07/2014127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/07/2014227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
12/07/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/07/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sea Aster, Sea Wormwood and Goldenrod
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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