Caterpillar species. Latin name: Mamestra brassicae
Food: Various wild and cultivated plants Description: Shades of brown or green with dark-edged pale dorsal line, slightly humped segment 11, broad pale spiracular line. Most parts of the British Isles.
The Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae) is a moth of the family Noctuidae with a wing span of between 37 and 45 mm found in the Palaearctic region from western Europe to Japan and also in North America where it is an agricultural pest and produces between one and three generations depending upon temperature, with one generation being produced in cool...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/BC.HTM
Note: the Small White species of butterfly is commonly called a `cabbage moth` in North America. The Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae) is a common Palearctic moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Europe, Russia and as far east as Japan. This species varies considerably in size, with a wingspan of 34–50 mm. The forewings are brown and mo.....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabbage_Moth
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