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Cucullia absinthii (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wormwood
73.0500 (B&F: 2211)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Cuculliinae
    »Tribe: Acontiini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. In danger of extinction in both vice counties. Adults are scarce, while larvae are usually found sparingly on waste ground and on the downs within seven miles of the coast. Extremely local and distinctly episodic in appearance. Probably permanently established at a low density since 1956. Single-brooded, flying mainly during from mid July to late August. Larvae feed on the flowers and seed-heads of wormwood. (Pratt, 2011)

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Steyning, 17 vii 2016 Photo: Olly Ellis

Cucullia absinthii (Linnaeus, 1761)

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