Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Striped Lychnis
Cucullia lychnitis

Rambur, 1833 2219 / 73.057
=Shargacucullia lychnitis

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species restricted to a handful of counties in south-east England, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of dark mullein (Verbascum nigra) and white mullein (Verbascum lychnitis). In Dorset, the moth was locally frequent in the Sixpenny Handley area in the far north-east of the county, but has not been seen for nearly fifty years: Cranborne Chase, fourteen larvae, (Reverend F Carr), Cranborne, six moths reared from larvae on black mullein in July 1909 (F... Read More

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Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1909.
Last Recorded in 1961.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Dark Mullein and White Mullein
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/196119ST91 - Tarrant Gunville
31/08/195449ST91 - Tarrant Gunville
17/08/195439ST91 - Tarrant Gunville
190969SU01 - Cranborne

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