Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2154 (ABH73.274) Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09987

ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Brown & Green Colour Forms, 11 days old, Gt Staughton
Brown & Green Colour Forms, 11 days old, Gt Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Green Form, 11 days old, Gt Staughton
Green Form, 11 days old, Gt Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
17 days old, Gt Staughton
17 days old, Gt Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, October 2010
Great Staughton, October 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, October 2010
Great Staughton, October 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, October 2010
Great Staughton, October 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, August 2013
Hemingford Grey, August 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, August 2013
Hemingford Grey, August 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
146 eggs, Great Staughton
146 eggs, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-22mm.
Foodplant(s): cabbages (Brassica spp.), crucifers (Cruciferae), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two/three generations, May-July and August-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Lowland areas, gardens, farmland and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 82 (30.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 March to 11 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 July to 27 August

Similar Species
White Colon Sideridis turbida (=albicolon)
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dark Brocade Mniotype adusta (=Blepharita)


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5