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Cabbage Moth
Mamestra brassicae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2154 / 73.274
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Skidby VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, and often frequent to common in suburban areas where the larvae feed on a variety of garden and allotment plants. There is a lack of really rural sites for the species, nearly all the records coming from near villages or habitation of some sort.

2012 (CHF): Widespread and common across the county with no recent change in distribution or numbers.

Recorded in 146 (73%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1845.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-22mm
Flight: Two (three) generations May - October
Foodplant:   Brassicas and a very wide range of other plants, including some woody species
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
08/10/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
08/10/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
16/09/2023163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
15/09/2023163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
09/09/2023162NZ71 - Staithes
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