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Shark
Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Cuculliinae
2216 / 73.052
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2021

Similar Upper Thames Species
Chamomile Shark
Cucullia chamomillae
Foodplant:   Sow-thistles, wild lettuces, hawk's-beards and hawkweeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Widespread across the region, in a range of habitats.

Recorded in 59 (76%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022124SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
28/07/2022124SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
21/07/2022124SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
13/07/2022122SU28 - Shrivenham / Ashbury
11/07/2022324SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
Further info: Cucullia umbratica
 
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