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Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Resident and suspected occasional immigrant. The moth generally occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats but it is sometimes fairly common on shingle beaches, amongst sand-dunes, on the downs, and in other waste places. Very local and distinctly irregular in numbers. Well distributed on the downs and near Rye, but now almost absent from elsewhere. Single-brooded, natives flying from early May to mid-August, occasionally from late April or to the third week of August, while suspected immigrants appear during late August and early September. Larvae feed on sow-thistle and (wild) lettuce. (Pratt, 2011)

Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Belton Road, Brighton, 26 v 2017
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 13 viii 2018
Photo: Olly Ellis
Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ripe, 15 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ripe, 15 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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