Noctuidae: Cuculliinae

09233 Mullein Cucillia verbasci (=Shargacucullia), (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2221 (ABH73.058)

Christophstal, ex. larva, April 2016
Christophstal, ex. larva, April 2016
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, ex. larva, April 2016
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
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 2015
 2016-onwards
Christophstal, ex. larva, April 2016
Christophstal, ex. larva, April 2016
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, ex. larva, April 2016
Christophstal, ex. larva, April 2016
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Finkenberg, July 2013
Finkenberg, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates underground for up to five years.

Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 19-24mm.
Foodplant(s): mulleins (Verbascum spp.), figworts (Scrophularia spp.), buddleas (Buddlea spp.)
Flying: One generation, late April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Open, dry, grassland, woodland and scrub, usually with disturbed ground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in July 2016



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Grey, blue, green, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5