Main: (Noctuidae / Cuculliinae)
73.052 [B&F: 2216] Shark (Cucullia umbratica) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in rough ground, chalk and limestone grassland, sand-dunes, shingle beaches and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this species is still fairly frequent in places, especially near the coast. Wingspan 48-57 mm. The only confusion species is Chamomile Shark C. chamomillae, but C. umbratica has forewing fringes clear and unmarked, while on C. chamomillae they are cut by dark veins. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Beaked, Marsh, Rough and Smooth Hawk's-beard, Mouse-ear Hawkweed and Perennial Sow-thistle, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.08117147
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 112
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Phenology - Larval Records

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