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Cucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)

Mullein
73.0580 (B&F: 2221)
Previously:Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)


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

Resident. Adults usually occur singly, occasionally sparingly, but larvae are often fairly common and sometimes common in a wide range of habitats. All stages are extremely local and very irregular in numbers. Well distributed in East Sussex but missing from a large part of the western vice-county. I decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of April to early June, occasionally from early April to early July. Larvae usually feed on great mullein and less frequently on water betony, buddleja, figwort and horticultural strains of mullein. (Pratt, 2011)

Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seaford, 27 iv 2014
Photo: Bob Eade
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 7 iv 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 23 iv 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 02 v 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 02 v 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 19 iv 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woodingdean, 02 iv 2014
Photo: Murray Tarvis
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Larva on Common Figwort
Rowland Wood, 27 vi 2013
Photo: Bob Foreman
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mill Hill, 22 v 2011
Photo: Michael Warren
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 30 v 2011
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Shargacucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mill Hill, 10 v 2011
Photo: Nick Linazasoro

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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