Cucullia umbratica - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NOCTUIDAE

Cuculliinae

Las Descargues, 6 August 2009
Cucullia umbratica Adult

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© Robin Howard

Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Shark
L'Ombrageuse

Wingspan: 45-54mm

Imago: Generally univoltine but with partial second generation flying from May to September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all habitats.

Larva: Feeds on Sonchus and Taraxacum spp. Overwinters in the pupal state underground.

 

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