Noctuidae : Noctuinae
ABH BF

Photo © Kevin Leighton,  04/09/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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Turnip Moth
2087 Agrotis segetum
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.319
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 2014.

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Determination
Turnip Agrotis segetum - (M) - J Clifton
rare example with double ampulla in right valva - Jon Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2014427TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/08/2014727TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/08/2014527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/08/2014+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/08/2014128TF63 - 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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