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2221 ~ Mullein ~ Cucullia verbasci
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species, that seems to be absent from the west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 44-52mm.

Confusion species

Starwort, Striped Lychnis and Water Betony.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mainly calcareous habitats.

Foodplant

Wild and cultivated mulleins, common and water figwort and buddleias.

Lifestage data

Overwinters for up to five years in captivity as a pupa in a strong underground cocoon. Larva late May-July, feeding in both day and night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 14th Apr 2007, Moel y Garth


Photo by JBK, 14th Apr 2007, Moel y Garth
 
Photo by MDH, 12th June 2009, Llanfyllin