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Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Cuculliinae
2216 / 73.052
Photo © L Simkins,  23/07/2019 - West Walton

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Similar Norfolk Species
Chamomile Shark
Cucullia chamomillae
Forewing: 22-26mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sow-thistles, wild lettuces, hawkweeds.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Coastal vegetated shingle, grassland, fens, scrub.
Flying later in the season than the similar Chamomile Shark.

Recorded in 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
02/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
28/06/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
28/06/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
26/06/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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