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Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2190 / 73.249
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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, bushes and trees.
Nat 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 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
24/05/2020227TM18 - Diss
23/05/2020328TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
21/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
21/05/2020128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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