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Hebrew Character
Orthosia gothica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2190 / 73.249

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the polyphagous larva preferring deciduous trees and shrubs. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common to abundant, with a prolonged flight period between mid-February and mid-June. The following individuals were recorded at light traps on rather early dates: Puddletown, on 25 December 2002 (H Wood Homer), Ashington, on 31 December 1988 (J Fradgley).

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: Mar - May
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, bushes and trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
31/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
31/05/201919ST61 Sherborne
31/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
30/05/201919ST61 Sherborne

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