Hebrew Character - Orthosia gothica

    Description

    Wingspan 30-35 mm. The typical forms have a distinct black mark on the forewing but some forms, especially in northern parts, have this mark the same as the ground colour or even paler.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Occurring in almost any habitat.

    When to see it

    It flies in a single generation during March and April. It can be seen visiting Willow and is regularly attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larval foodplants are a number of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

    UK Status

    This is a common species throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    73.249 BF2190

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map