Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Mullein
Cucullia verbasci
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Star-wort
Cucullia asteris

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2217 / 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).

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 21 (30%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/07/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
21/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/07/2020328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sea Aster, Sea Wormwood and Goldenrod
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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