Noctuidae: Cuculliinae

2211 (ABH73.050) Wormwood Cucullia absinthii, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR09183

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Pupates on or in the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): wormwoods (Artemesia spp.), Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris)
Flying: One generation, June-mid August
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Open areas with hard surfaces, cliffs, cuttings, car parks, railways, disused airfields etc.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 27 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 August to 04 September


Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, green, red, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5