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73.053 ~ 2214 ~ Chamomile Shark ~ Cucullia chamomillae
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A local species, somewhat associated with limestone. Recorded for the first time in the north-east of the county at Llanfyllin in 2011.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-42mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Prefers open country in calcareous places and coastal areas.


Scentless mayweed, corn chamomile, stinking chamomile and feverfew.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, sometimes more than one year in a strong cocoon. Larva Mid May-July. Feeds by day and night.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 21st April 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 21st April 2011, Llanfyllin