Noctuidae: Cuculliinae

2216 (ABH73.052) Shark Cucullia umbratica, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09199

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Shark
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 22-26mm.
Foodplant(s): Perennial Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis), Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa), hawk's-beards (Crepis spp.), hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.)
Flying: One generation, late June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open ground, coastal vegetated shingle, grassland, fens and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 41 (15.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 May to 16 August

Similar Species
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Chamomile Shark Cucullia chamomillae


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, orange, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5