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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2087 / 73.319
Photo © Marilyn Abdulla,  07/08/2020 - Sculthorpe

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Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon
Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: May-June. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plant roots. Turnip, Carrot, Beet etc.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Very variable colours from sandy through to brown even black.
Widespread and very common.
Many habitats.

Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/11/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/11/2020128TM09 - Attleborough
18/11/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/11/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
16/11/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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