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Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Cuculliinae
2216 / 73.052
Photo © Justin Lansdell,  Thetford 12/06/09

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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 (76%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
22/07/2021127TG20 - Norwich
18/07/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
13/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
10/07/2021128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
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