Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Wormwood
Cucullia absinthii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 73.050

Recorded very thinly over a wide area and apparently very uncommon. May be under-recorded, being most easily found as a larva if searched for diligently. Occurs in a range of open habitats, often in warm situations with bare ground.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (14%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1962.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Wormwood and Mugwort
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
19/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU59
22/08/20211VC23 - OxfordshireSP50 -
22/08/20213VC23 - OxfordshireSP50 -
15/09/20201VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP93 -

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