Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Mullein
Cucullia verbasci

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2221 / 73.058
=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 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2022128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
26/06/2022327TG20 - Norwich
24/06/2022127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
23/06/2022+28TF64 - Hunstanton
22/06/2022127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-24mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Mullians, figworts and buddleias
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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