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73.052 ~ 2216 ~ Shark ~ Cucullia umbratica
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species, but it has been recorded from scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 52-59mm.

Confusion species

Chamomile Shark.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mainly open country up to a mid altitude.

Foodplant

Sow-thistle, wild lettuces, hawk-beards and hawk-weeds.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a strong underground cocoon. Larva July-early September, feeding at night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 25th June 2009, Llanfyllin
 

Photo by PRW, 27th July 2007, Commins Coch