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Shark
Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Cuculliinae
73.052/2216
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  19/07/2013 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Chamomile Shark
Cucullia chamomillae
Forewing: 22-26mm.
Season: 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 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/06/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/05/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/05/2019128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
04/07/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
19/06/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
Further info: Cucullia umbratica
 
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