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Turnip Moth  Agrotis segetum Length 20-25mm. A variable but rather non-descript moth that usually rests with its wings held flat. Adult has mostly dark brown forewings with a pale fringe on the outer margin; there is also a curved cross line, and an oval and darkish kidney-shaped mark. Hindwings are whitish. Double-brooded; flies May-June and August-September. Larva feeds on a range of herbaceous plants. Widespread and common in central and southern Britain.
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Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum Length 20-25mm. A variable but rather non-descript moth that usually rests with its wings held flat. Adult has mostly dark brown forewings with a pale fringe on the outer margin; there is also a curved cross line, and an oval and darkish kidney-shaped mark. Hindwings are whitish. Double-brooded; flies May-June and August-September. Larva feeds on a range of herbaceous plants. Widespread and common in central and southern Britain.

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Date: 28 Jun 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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