Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Chamomile Shark
Cucullia chamomillae

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2214 / 73.053

An uncommon resident.

A species of open grassy places, some gardens, disturbed ground.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light and occasionally be found resting by day on fence posts etc.

Note similar to the Shark but the black streaks extend into the wing fringes of the forewing.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 47 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Scentless Mayweed, chamomiles and Feverfew
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/04/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
26/05/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
16/05/20171VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
04/07/2016+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87 -
05/06/20131VC37 - WorcestershireSO87

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