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73.249 ~ 2190 ~ Hebrew Character ~ Orthosia gothica
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common species, found throughout the county. This is our most numerous spring species.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-40mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


All habitats.


A range of herbaceous and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva April-July, feeding mainly at night.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 17th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 28th Mar 2014, Commins Coch

Photo by SAL, 21st Apr 2022, Cemmaes
Unusual colour form