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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2087 / 73.319

A common resident and migrant.

Found in a range of habitats include farmland where the underground larvae can be a pest in some areas.

Overwinters as a larva and adults are attracted to light and sugar.

Note the small, un-filled dagger mark is a good pointer to this species.

Recorded in 90 (64%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: May - June and August - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plant roots Turnip, Carrot, Beet etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
05/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
03/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
01/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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