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Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2190 / 73.249
Photo © Sue Pennell,  10/05/2021 - Beachamwell

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, bushes and trees.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Named after distinct mark in centre of forewing unique among spring-flying moths.
Any habitat.
Widespread and abundant.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2021127TM18 - Diss
13/09/2021+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/08/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
21/07/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
16/07/2021128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
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