Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Mullein
Cucullia verbasci

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2221 / 73.058
=Shargacucullia verbasci

Norfolk status
Common and widespread.
The Mullein moth can be found in gardens and open ground across Norfolk. This moth has one generation a year with adults on the wing from April to May.

The distinctive brightly coloured caterpillars, with black and yellow spotted markings, can be found feeding on Mullein from May to July.

Recorded in 63 (85%) 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
18/04/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
17/04/2024127TG41Winterton
13/04/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
13/04/2024227TG51Scratby
13/04/2024127TG41Winterton
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Forewing: 19-24mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Mullians, figworts and buddleias
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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