Noctuidae: Cuculliinae

2214 (ABH73.053) Chamomile Shark Cucullia chamomillae, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09207

Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil, sometimes for more than a year.

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

Forewing length: 19-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Scentless Mayweed (Tripleurospermum inodorum), Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Open grassland and other rough, open, grassy areas with disturbed ground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 April to 27 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 22 June to 22 June

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Shark Cucullia umbratica

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