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Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Turnip Moth
73.3190 (B&F: 2087)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini

A resident species which is sometimes reinforced by immigration. Often fairly common to common along the coast, but it is usually a little less frequent inland. Patchily distributed but widespread and high numbers are local. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late July and again from late August to late October. Adults are generally most numerous between mid June and late July but they can also been commonplace during late August when a migration arrives. Adults have been seen during every week from the second week of March to mid December, the extreme dates probably being made by continental immigrants. Larval foodplants are the roots of turnips and swedes and some other garden and farm crops. (Pratt, 2011)

Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Belton Road, Brighton, 20 iv 2018
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Warnham LNR, 25 v 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Climping, 25 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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