Noctuidae: Cuculliinae

09207 Chamomile Shark Cucullia chamomillae, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2214 (ABH73.053)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil, sometimes for more than a year.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 19-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Scentless Mayweed (Tripleurospermum inodorum), Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Open grassland and other rough, open, grassy areas with disturbed ground.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Shark Cucullia umbratica

Larva Type:
Grey, green, yellow, white, red, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: