Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Cucullia verbasci

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2221 / 73.058
=Shargacucullia verbasci

A common resident.

Found in many habitats, often in parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa, sometimes for a number of years. The adults come to light.

Recorded in 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Mulleins, figworts and buddleias
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91 -
09/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO84 -
03/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ32 -
30/06/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSP08
28/06/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSO38 -

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