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Cabbage Moth
Mamestra brassicae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2154 / 73.274

A common species throughout the region.

A lowland species most frequently found in cultivated areas but common in many other areas.

Overwinters mainly as a pupa but also as a larva. Adults are attracted to light but also come to sugar too.

Recorded in 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-22mm
Flight: Two (three) generations May - October
Foodplant:   Brassicas, Cabbages etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
21/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
12/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
30/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO96
29/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO86

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