Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Cucullia umbratica
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Chamomile Shark
Cucullia chamomillae

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2214 / 73.053

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Open grassland, other rough open grassy areas, most frequent on chalky soils.

Very similar to the Shark, but has forewing fringes cut by dark veins, unlike Shark which has forewing fringe clear and unmarked. It also flies earlier in the season than the similar Shark.

Recorded in 49 (66%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/06/2024+28TF80Swaffham
04/06/2024128TF62Dersingham Bog
29/05/2024128TF62King's Lynn
26/05/2024128TF63Hunstanton
18/05/2024128TF64Hunstanton
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation April-June.
Foodplant:   Scentless Mayweed, chamomiles and Feverfew
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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