Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica: Distribution map

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Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 30-35 mm.

Occurring in almost any habitat, this is a common species throughout.

The typical forms have a distinct black mark on the forewing, but some forms, especially in northern parts, have this mark the same as the ground colour, or even paler.

A typical Orthosia species, it flies in a single generation during March and April, and can be seen at sallow blossom, and regularly is attracted to light.

The larval foodplants are a number of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
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