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Species Account for Cucullia asteris

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Cucullia asteris  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.055 Evidence needed
Star-wort
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Noctuidae

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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data

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Verification Grade: Adult:
Adult: Very scarce / difficult species, voucher specimen may be required


Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 301
First Record: 1940
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 20
Pre-1992 hectads: 15
Total hectads: 23
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Star-wort larva
Star-wort larva
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Species text
This moth is found along coasts and estuaries in England from Hampshire to Yorshire, the larvae feeding on Sea Aster Aster tripolium. It is also found in woodlands from Dorset to Kent and parts of Wales, where the larva feed on Golgen Rod Solidago virgaurea. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 52 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 6 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 301 records with habitat detail and method information)

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