Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Cucullia absinthii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2211 / 73.050

A local and uncommon resident.

Found particularly on brownfield sites where Mugwort grows.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults sometimes found at rest and on flowers and only occasionally at light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June- August
Foodplant:   Wormwood
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/20212VC39 - StaffordshireSO98 -
29/08/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
19/07/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
13/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ80
13/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ80

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