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Mullein Moth

Cucullia Verbasci


Mullein moth caterpillars. Distinctive colouring of very pale grey/blue with black and yellow spots. The moth and caterpillar feeds on members of the Mullein plant family, Buddleia and Figwort.


Gardens, scrub, meadows and commons throughout England and Wales.


A late spotting - these caterpillars are usually seen June-July, and the moths April-May. Found lots on Berberis that we were cutting in the garden and nearby plants.

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Nov 9, 2011
Submitted on May 24, 2012

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