Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Chamomile Shark
Cucullia chamomillae
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Shark
Cucullia umbratica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2216 / 73.052

A fairly common resident found across the region.

A species of gardens and rough ground.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light.

Note similar to Chamomile Shark but the black streaks do not extend into the wing fringes of the forewing

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 88 (63%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-26mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Sow-thistles, wild lettuces, hawkweeds
Nat Status: Common
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
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
01/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
26/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
24/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
23/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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