Cucullia blattariae, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Cucullia blattariae, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Cucullia blattariae (Esper, 1790)


Cucullia blattariae is a moth of the family Noctuidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Cucullia blattariae (Esper, 1790)

Shargacucullia blattariae (Esper, 1790)

Cucullia minogenica (Rebel, 1916)

Cucullia eugeniae (Beck, 1989)

Common name


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Cuculliinae > Tribus: Cuculliini > Genus: Cucullia


40-41 mm


Dry and warm areas, often rocky places where larval food plant is present.

Food plant

The larva is monophagous on Scrophulariaceae (Scrophularia lucida, Verbascum) and feeds on the inflorescence.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera and their Ecology

Lepidoptera Mundi

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