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Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae Length 22-24mm. A variable moth that rests with its wings either spread flat, or in a tent-like manner. Adult has marbled brown forewings with a white-bordered kidney-shape mark and jagged pale line towards outer margin. Has two or three broods each year, and flies May-September. Larva feeds on cabbages and related plants. Widespread and common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.
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Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae Length 22-24mm. A variable moth that rests with its wings either spread flat, or in a tent-like manner. Adult has marbled brown forewings with a white-bordered kidney-shape mark and jagged pale line towards outer margin. Has two or three broods each year, and flies May-September. Larva feeds on cabbages and related plants. Widespread and common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.

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Date: 7 Jun 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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