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Cucullia asteris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

73.0550 (B&F: 2217)

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


Resident and suspected occasional immigrant. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. Adults are usually only seen singly, occasionally sparingly, and are distinctly episodic in appearance; larvae are often fairly common to common in woodland clearings, and sometimes in coastal salt-marshes and on vegetated shingle beaches. All stages are extremely local. Colonies are now confirmed to the far east and south-west. In serious decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to mid August, occasionally from late May or to early September. Larvae usually feed on golden rod amongst woodland, occasionally on michaelmas daisy in nearby gardens, while on coast sea aster is utilised. (Pratt, 2011)

Cucullia asteris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Bracklesham, 10 vii 2018
Photo: Derek Lee
Cucullia asteris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2008
Photo: Ivan Lang
Cucullia asteris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham, xx 2003
Photo: Sarah Patton

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