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Cucullia absinthii (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wormwood
73.0500 (B&F: 2211)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Cuculliinae
        »Tribe: Acontiini

Nb

Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. In danger of extinction in both vice counties. Adults are scarce, while larvae are usually found sparingly on waste ground and on the downs within seven miles of the coast. Extremely local and distinctly episodic in appearance. Probably permanently established at a low density since 1956. Single-brooded, flying mainly during from mid July to late August. Larvae feed on the flowers and seed-heads of wormwood. (Pratt, 2011)

Cucullia absinthii (Linnaeus, 1761)
Steyning, 17 vii 2016
Photo: Olly Ellis
Cucullia absinthii (Linnaeus, 1761)
Steyning, 15 vii 2018
Photo: Olly Ellis
Cucullia absinthii (Linnaeus, 1761)
Findon Valley, 25 vii 2008
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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