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Mullein
Cucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Cuculliinae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  12/05/2015 - Hethersett

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Forewing: 19-24mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Mullians, figworts and buddleias
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
The mullein moth can be found in gardens and open ground. This moth has one brood a year, adults fly in April to May with occasional late records.
The much more prominent, brightly coloured caterpillars with black and yellow spotted markings, can be found feeding on mulleins from May to July.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2021427TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
07/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
04/07/2021527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
02/07/2021127TG20 - Norwich
29/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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