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Cabbage Moth
Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2154 / 73.274
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species

Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta
Forewing: 14-22mm
Flight: Two (three) generations May - October
Foodplant:   Brassicas, Cabbages etc.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species throughout the region.

A lowland species most frequently found in cultivated areas but common in many other areas.

Overwinters mainly as a pupa but also as a larva. Adults are attracted to light but also come to sugar too.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
16/09/2022137SP08 - Harborne
14/09/2022137SP08 - Harborne
13/09/2022137SP08 - Harborne
09/09/2022139SK11 - Alrewas/Kings Bromley
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