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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2087 / 73.319
Photo © Rob Lee,  Cromer, 22/5/09

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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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/10/2020128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
16/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/10/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/10/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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