Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Striped Lychnis
Cucullia lychnitis

Rambur, 1833 73.057
=Shargacucullia lychnitis

Locally widespread within a well-defined area, mainly in the Chilterns. This important population is one of only two nationally, the other being in Hampshire. Occurs in rough, open, well-drained grassy habitats on calcareous soils, including unimproved chalk downland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (22%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1856.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Dark Mullein, occasionally other mulleins
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
< Star-wort | Mullein >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/20224VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98 -
26/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89 -
26/07/202216VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89 -
25/07/20227VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88 -
22/07/202212VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98 -

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