73.274 .... B&F 2154
Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....Common over much of Nottinghamshire and regularly occurring in urban gardens.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP August 2009
Early stages                            
Ovae/eggs (some predated) on Dock Rumex obtusifolius. Photographed at Market Warsop June 2022
Newly hatched larva. Photographed at Market Warsop June 2022
2nd instar larva. Photographed at Market Warsop June 2022
Half-grown larva. Photographed at Market Warsop July 2022
Full grown larva. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter June 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cabbage Moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Nottingham City Council. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001).Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. David Yates. Phil Cadman. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Graham Birkett. K Hand and S Hand. Colin Watkin. Tom Shields. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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