Main: (Noctuidae / Noctuinae)
73.319 [B&F: 2087] Turnip Moth (Agrotis segetum) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Common in gardens, farmland, parkland, oak woodland and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Underwing pearly white with darker veins, suffused grey in dark examples, a feature shared amongst its congeners only by the larger Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia and Dark Sword-grass A. ipsilon, which see. Larva feeds on roots and lower stems of cabbages and various root crops, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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