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Star-wort
Cucullia asteris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Cuculliinae
2217 / 73.055
Photo © Ian Walker,  28/07/2013 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

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Similar Norfolk Species
Mullein
Cucullia verbasci
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sea Aster, Sea Wormwood and Goldenrod.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Coastal saltmarshes.
One of the larger 'sharks'.
Well recorded in recent years where it occurs.

Diagnostic faint oval and kidney markings on the forewing are not found on the similar and more common Mullein moth.
Star-wort also has a later flight time (Jun-Aug) than Mullein (Apr-May).

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 21 (30%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/09/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
08/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/08/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
03/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/08/2019+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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