Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Mullein
Cucullia verbasci

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.058/2221
=Shargacucullia verbasci
Norfolk status
The mullein moth can be found in gardens and open ground. This moth has one brood a year, adults fly in April to May with occasional late records.
The much more prominent, brightly coloured caterpillars with black and yellow spotted markings, can be found feeding on mulleins from May to July.

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
17/07/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
10/07/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
02/07/2018128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
01/07/2018127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-24mm.
Season: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Mullians, figworts and buddleias
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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