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Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Cabbage Moth
73.2740 (B&F: 2154)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Hadenini

A resident and suspected occasional immigrant, often fairly common to common and occasionally very common at mv light in gardens along parts of the coast, much less frequent inland. Probably generally distributed in large areas, and the moth is positively scarce away from human domesticity. It is thought that this species is mainly double-brooded with a partial third generation occuring in the autumn in favourable seasons, and has been recorded every week from the second week of April to mid October. Larvae feed on cabbage, leopard's bane, dock, bramble, plantain, goosefoot, yellow-horned poppy, orache and geraniums. (Pratt, 2011)

Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 21 iv 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 04 vii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 02 iii 2015
Photo: Bob Foreman
Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Peacehaven, 22 viii 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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