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Cabbage Moth

Observed: 1st June 2010 By: rs2758
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae) interacts

Comments

rs2758's picture

Silver Y ???

best guess

C. Rayz's picture

Silver Y ???

I'm really new here, so take this with a grain of salt as they say, but this looks much more like a Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae to me than the Silver Y.

The horn or tuft of scales is very high in the Silver Y, and has a feathered look up the face.

Martin Harvey's picture

Cabbage

Hello C. Rayz and welcome to iSpot. I think you're right about this being Cabbage, and well done for picking it out from such an unusual angle! Would you like to add this as an alternative identification (click on "Add a revision", above) and we can then agree with you.

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C. Rayz's picture

Cabbage

Thanks Martin :)
I'm still trying to figure this out a bit, I didn't see the Add Revision and wouldn't have known what it was for anyway..lol Glad someone has added it though.