Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Cucullia asteris

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2217 / 73.055

Morley's Final Catalogue: Found only at Aldeburgh by Hele till September 1933, in which month a male flew to light in the middle of Southwold (Mly); larvae occur at Dunwich (Blair), Walberswick (Btn), Southwold (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local all along the Suffolk coast and estuaries.

Life history: Single-brooded. Records from April to September in Suffolk. The larvae have been found fairly regularly in the county, feeding on Sea-aster on the edge of saltmarsh sites.

Identification: Mullein is slightly similar but lacks the oval and kidney mark as well as being sandy and brown in colour, unlike Star-wort which is grey and reddish brown.

Habitat: Saltmarshes.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
18/07/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
11/07/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
10/07/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/06/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sea Aster, Sea Wormwood and Goldenrod
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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