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Species Account for Cucullia absinthii

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Cucullia absinthii  (Linnaeus, 1761) 73.050
Wormwood
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Noctuidae

 
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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed



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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data   
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This is a scarce species, occurring in scattered locations throughout England and Wales, and occupying wasteground, quarries, sea-cliffs and similar habitats. In Essex it is mainly coastal. The larvae eat the flowers and seeds of wormwood (Artemesia absinthium), or mugwort (A. vulgaris). References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 5 records with habitat information)

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