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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.319/2087
Norfolk status
Very variable colours from sandy through to brown even black.
Widespread and very common.
Many habitats.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Determination
rare example with double ampulla in right valva - Jon Clifton
Turnip Agrotis segetum - (M) - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2015+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
30/06/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/06/2015428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/06/2015228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
28/06/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 16-21mm.
Season: May-June. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plant roots Turnip, Carrot, Beet etc
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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