- Shark (moth)
The Shark Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Noctuidae Genus: Cucullia Species: C. umbratica Binomial name Cucullia umbratica
This is a fairly large species (wingspan 52-59 mm) with long, narrow wings giving a 'streamlined' appearance. The forewings are grey with brown and black streaks. The hindwings are grey in the male, brown in the female. It flies at night in June and July  and is attracted to light and a variety of flowers.
Recorded food plants
- Galium - Lady's Bedstraw
- Hieracium - Hawkweed
- Hypochaeris - Catsear
- Lactuca - Lettuce
- Leontodon - Hawkbit
- Silene - Campion
- Sonchus - Sow Thistle
- Taraxacum - Dandelion
- Chinery, Michael Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
- Skinner, Bernard Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles 1984
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