Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Ex larva Hampshire August 2011. Emerged 2013

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Striped Lychnis
Cucullia lychnitis

Rambur, 1833 2219 / 73.057
=Shargacucullia lychnitis

Morley's Final Catalogue: No records exist since Bloomfield instances it in 1890 as having occurred at Woolpit, sec. the Revd. Harpur Crewe, and Beccles, sec. Dr. W. M. Crowfoot, till 1934 when Mr. Burton took one at light in Holton.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct. Now a very scarce species in southern Britain.

Life history: Single-brooded. More easily recorded as a larva on the foodplants.

Identification: Smaller than Mullein, which flies earlier in the year.

Habitat: Road verges, open fields and woodland rides.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 1934.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1934+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Dark Mullein and White Mullein
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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