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Noctuidae
931515.0010194.1Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758)

© Jacques Larivée
Distribution: Introduced from Europe. Canada: QC, NS. (iNaturalist)
Larva and
Host Plants:
Primarily "... the flowers of Sonchus L., Hieracium L. and Lactuca L. (Asteraceae) (Ronkay and Ronkay 1994) in Europe" - Handfield & Handfield (2010).
Similar Species:
  • Cucullia intermedia lacks the mid longitudinal reddish streak of umbratica and has hind wings of males fuscous brown vs. the mainly dirty white of male umbratica
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758) is now recognized within the North American fauna from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec in Handfield & Handfield (2010), ZooKeys, 39: 183-186.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Handfield, L., & D. Handfield, 2010. Cucullia umbratica (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), a new European noctuid in North America. ZooKeys, 39: 183-186.
  • Ronkay, G. & L. Ronkay, 1994. Cuculliinae 1. Noctuidae Europaeae, 6: 1-228. (out of print)
Cucullia umbratica
© Jacques Larivée
Cucullia umbratica
© Jacques Larivée
Cucullia umbratica
© Jacques Larivée
Cucullia umbratica
© Jacques Larivée
Cucullia umbratica
© Jacques Larivée
Cucullia umbratica
50mm - f. - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Cucullia umbratica
49mm - - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.

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