Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2190 (ABH73.249) Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10038

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Rhos Llawr Cwrt
Rhos Llawr Cwrt
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), herbaceous plants, broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, March-early May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 127 (47%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 January to 29 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 May to 29 June



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5