73.058 .... B&F 2221
Mullein Cucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758) .... Formerly known as Shargacucullia verbasci
Status ..... Fairly widespread in Nottinghamshire and often found in urban areas or brownfield sites. This moth is perhaps most readily recorded in the larval stage, when the larvae are conspicuous on the leaves of Buddleia or flower heads of Verbascum.
Adult reared ex-Market Warsop larva, photographed April 2016
Early stages                            
Early instar larva. Photographed at Barrow Hill Wood June 2021
Full grown larva. Photographed at Eakring village June 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mullein
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Phil Lee. Phil Cadman. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Pauline Bradford. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Dee Bartle. Andy Adcock. Graham Birkett.

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Updated September 2023

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