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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2087 / 73.319
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Skidby VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and frequent throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, but sparse in VC65. This moth is most common in or near lowland agricultural areas as would be expected of a potential crop pest. Our records do not suggest that it occurs in pest proportions in Yorkshire.

2012 (CHF): Widespread and common in lowland Yorkshire. Populations have recovered following a crash in 2008/9. Numbers, particularly of the second generation, may be reinforced by immigration. This was particularly noticeable in the migrant autumn of 2006.

Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: May - June and August - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/11/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
25/11/2022263SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
18/11/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
14/11/2022163SE51 - Askern
13/11/2022164SE42 - Castleford / Pontefract
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