Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Cucullia umbratica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2216 / 73.052
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Unlike most of, the other members of this genus this moth is recorded much more as an adult than as larvae. There are recent records from all five vice-counties but, although regular in some areas, it is rarely common.

2012 (CHF): Widely distributed in small numbers in lowland areas across the county. Numbers have fallen a little recently. Do not confuse this species with the earlier and smaller Chamomile Shark.

Recorded in 100 (50%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 22-26mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Sow-thistles, wild lettuces, hawk's-beards and hawkweeds
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2022163SE51 - Askern
24/07/2022162SE65 - York (E)
22/07/2022161SE64 - Wheldrake
21/07/2022163SE40 - Goldthorpe
21/07/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
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