Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Mullein
Cucullia verbasci

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2221 / 73.058
=Shargacucullia verbasci
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often recorded both as an adult at light and as larvae. According to data on map 7 in MBGBI 10, the northern limit of this species in Britain is around the south of VC62 and VC65. This agrees with our lack of records from the north of these vice-counties. However, Dunn and Parrack (1986) do record it as very occasional in Durham.

2012 (CHF): Widespread in small numbers in central and eastern Yorkshire but uncommon in the rest of the county. There are still very few records further to the north.

Recorded in 120 (60%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1863.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Star-wort  |  Toadflax Brocade >
Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Mulleins, figworts and buddleias
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2023162NZ41 - Stockton-on-Tees
01/07/2023+61TA14 - Brandesburton
01/07/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
29/06/2023165SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
28/06/2023161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
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