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Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2190 / 73.249
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  06/03/2019 - Peddars Way

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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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/02/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/07/2019227TM18 - Diss
08/07/2019327TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
04/07/2019327TG33 - Bacton
27/06/2019527TM18 - Diss
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