Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Photo © Ian Walker,  28/07/2013 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

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Immature stages

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Mullein
Cucullia verbasci
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Star-wort
Cucullia asteris

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2217 / 73.055

Norfolk status
Nationally Scarce.
Locally found in Norfolk mainly on coastal saltmarshes, it has been fairly consistently recorded over the years, with between 10-30 recorded annually.

One of the larger 'sharks'.

Can be confused with the Mullein moth. Characteristic 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).

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Recorded in 21 (28%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
05/09/2023128TF84Burnham Overy / Gun Hill
09/08/2023128TF63Dersingham
01/08/2023128TF63Heacham
14/07/2023127TG51Scratby
26/06/2023127TG04Salthouse
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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
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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