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2154 Cabbage Moth, Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)

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A resident and suspected occasional immigrant, often fairly common to common and occasionally very common at mv light in gardens along parts of the coast, much less frequent inland. Probably generally distributed in large areas, and the moth is positively scarce away from human domesticity. It is thought that this species is mainly double-brooded with a partial third generation occuring in the autumn in favourable seasons, and has been recorded every week from the second week of April to mid October. Larvae feed on cabbage, leopard's bane, dock, bramble, plantain, goosefoot, yellow-horned poppy, orache and geraniums. (Pratt, 2011)

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Steyning, 21 iv 2014 Photo: Olly Ellis

Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)

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