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74.003 (BF2077)

Short-cloaked Moth   

Nola cucullatella
Adult: 3

The first record for D&G (and Scotland) was an individual attracted to light near Borgue (VC 73) on 19 July 2021. This moth is resident in the north of England.

See Moth of the Week (06/08/2021) 


The sharply demarcated dark base of the grey forewing is distinctive, giving the appearance of a short cloak when the moth is resting.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light.

Life cycle

One generation, flight season June- July. Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August to June, pupates in a cocoon on a twig.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Apple, Pear and plums.


Hedgerows, gardens, scrub and woodlands.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021
Short-cloaked Moth ©Peter Norman
Short-cloaked Moth ©Peter Norman
Short-cloaked Moth ©Peter Norman

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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