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Royal Mantle
Catarhoe cuculata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1736 / 70.056

Morley's Final Catalogue: Confined with us, for no very obvious reason, to the north-west Breck and there local. Thetford; Tuddenham (Vivian), where Meek found three larvae in 1884 (Ent. xvii, 278); and Ampton, larvae common in 1909 (Nurse). Brandon, in 1937 (Hawley).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local in the Brecks. No recent records from VC25.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Breck grasland and rides in forestry plantations.

Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
19/07/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
10/07/2022226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
07/07/2022126TL77 - Mildenhall
31/07/2021126TL77 - Mildenhall
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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