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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2087 / 73.319
Photo © Matthew Casey,  13/05/2020 - Hethersett

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
15/06/2021528TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/06/2021528TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/06/2021228TF91 - Dereham
15/06/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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