Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Stevenage, Hertfordshire (24/02/21)

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Hebrew Character
Orthosia gothica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2190 / 73.249

General comments:
Widespread resident.

This is one of a small group of moths that fly early in the year and are expected in most, if not all, light traps. A rather surprising modern trend is the appearance of adult moths later in between summer and winter. For example, 16th August 2008 at Bishops Stortford and 11th August 2021 at Watton-at-Stone; these and most others are supported by specimens or photographs. This is something that is presently unexplained.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/02/2024621TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
27/02/2024520TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
26/02/2024220TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
23/02/2024121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
19/02/2024220TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, bushes and trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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