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Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2190 / 73.249
Photo © Matthew Casey,  26/02/2017 - costessey

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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
03/04/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
02/04/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
02/04/2020628TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/04/2020428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/04/20201327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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