Mamestra (genus)

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Mamestra brassicae adult with pupa (click on image to enlarge it)
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Mamestra Ochsenheimer, 1816

This genus of noctuid moths contains around 15 species. Two of them are pests of vegetables and other crops in temperate parts of Europe, Asia and North America. Mamestra brassicae is a serious pest in Europe and Japan, attacking mainly cabbage and other Brassica crops.

Type species: Mamestra brassicae


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: