Noctuidae : Cuculliinae

Photo © Ray Roche,  10/07/2014 - Ingoldisthorpe

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Cucullia verbasci
Cucullia asteris

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.055/2217
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 21 (30%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/08/2015128TF52 - Terrington
27/07/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/07/2015227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/07/2015127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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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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