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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2087 / 73.319
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  02/07/2017 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

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Forewing: 16-21mm.
Season: 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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2019628TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
20/08/20191828TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/08/2019428TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/08/2019827TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
20/08/20191427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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