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2154 ~ Cabbage Moth ~ Mamestra brassicae
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species, restricted to the east and south of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-50mm.

Confusion species

White Colon and Dark Brocade.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Found in many different habitats in lowland areas.


Brassicas and other herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters mostly as a pupa in a cocoon underground, but can also be found overwintering as a larva. The larva feed at night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 16th July 2011, Llanfyllin