Cucullia calendulae, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Cucullia calendulae, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Cucullia calendulae (Treitschke, 1835)


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

Scientific name

Cucullia calendulae (Treitschke, 1835)

Cucullia wredowi (Costa, 1836)

Cucullia wredowi judaeorum (Wiltshire, 1948)

Cucullia dellabrunai (Berio, 1980)

Common name

Cucullie du Souci


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


41-46 mm


Ruderal areas, roadsides, dunes, and fields.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Compositae (Glebionis coronaria, Calendula arvensis, Matricaria chamomilla, Anthemis) and feeds on the flower heads.

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

Lepidoptera and their Ecology

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe