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Cucullia asteris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

73.0550 (B&F: 2217)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

Resident and suspected occasional immigrant. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. Adults are usually only seen singly, occasionally sparingly, and are distinctly episodic in appearance; larvae are often fairly common to common in woodland clearings, and sometimes in coastal salt-marshes and on vegetated shingle beaches. All stages are extremely local. Colonies are now confirmed to the far east and south-west. In serious decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to mid August, occasionally from late May or to early September. Larvae usually feed on golden rod amongst woodland, occasionally on michaelmas daisy in nearby gardens, while on coast sea aster is utilised. (Pratt, 2011)

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Pagham Harbour, vii 2008 Photo: Ivan Lang

Cucullia asteris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


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