Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Photo © John Edmund Chainey,  Lords Wood, Walkern, Hertfordshire (21/06/22) - Ex larva

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Chamomile Shark
Cucullia chamomillae

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2214 / 73.053

General comments:
Extremely local resident.

Evidently declining; only 20% of all records relate to the post-2000 period and the moth has vanished from several former sites. The distinctive caterpillars should be searched for in field edges and similar habitats in appropriate season'; awaiting the arrival of adults in light traps is much more a game of chance!

Recorded in 21 (51%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2022420TL32 - Buntingford
14/06/2022420TL32 - Buntingford
12/05/2021120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
09/05/2021120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
13/06/2020121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation April-June.
Foodplant:   Scentless Mayweed, chamomiles and Feverfew
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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