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Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2190 / 73.249
Photo © Murray Smith,  02/04/2020 - Lingwood

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/3/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/05/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
10/05/2021428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/05/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
10/05/2021528TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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