The Moths of Suffolk
2190 Hebrew Character, Orthosia gothica, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Can appear in any habitat

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-February to mid-June

Larval foodplants : Various broad-leaved trees, shrubs amd herbaceous plants - found locally on oak and Hazel

Morley's Final Catalogue : Excessively abundant on sallow-blossorn, and occasionally at light, throughout Suffolk.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 30-40mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Rendham (iii.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larva - Milden (7.vi.2003) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (ii.2003) © N Sherman
Found on Oak - Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2002) © N Sherman
 
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Thetford (7.iii.2001) © L Gregory
Weakly marked form - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2005) © Neil Sherman
Brownish form - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2005) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Thetford, Norfolk (23.iv.2009) © Lee Gregory
Inshriach forest, Inverness-shire (9.v.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (11.iii.2015) © Paul Kitchener