Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Water Betony
Cucullia scrophulariae

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2220 / 73.056
=Shargacucullia scrophulariae

Davey, P., 2009: This species has been noted twice in Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of figwort (Scrophularia spp.) and mullein (Verbascum spp.). Both individuals were trapped in Dorset. The moth is widespread but usually local and infrequent across Europe and absent from southern Spain. It emerges towards the end of May some three weeks after the first Mullein moths have emerged: Scar Bank, on 12 June 1949 (A Russell), Durlston, on 18 May 1994 (Dr J Clarke). The photos... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1949.
Last Recorded in 1994.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-22mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Figworts and Mulleins
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/199419SZ07 Swanage
12/06/194919SZ07 Swanage

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