Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.249 [B&F: 2190] Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common often abundant, in all types of habitat throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-40 mm. One of the commonest visitors to the light trap in early spring, but occasionally, around mid-May, appearing at the same time as the superficially similar Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum. Larva polyphagous on a great many deciduous trees and shrubs, including Oak, Birch, Hawthorn, Sallow, Lime and Bilberry, and herbaceous plants such as Meadowsweet and Stinging Nettle, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.78564703
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 1511
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 10
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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