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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.
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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