Larvae of Agrotis segetum caused severe damage to young plants of red raspberry and black currant in field plots in Invergowrie, Scotland, in August 1984. The plants had been raised from rooted cuttings, and the cortex at the base of the stem of damaged plants had been gnawed away. Of 4 raspberry cultivars grown, Glen Moy was the most susceptible to damage and Glen Prosen the least susceptible. This is the first record of the noctuid attacking either crop.