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Naenia typica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2136 / 73.368

Morley's Final Catalogue: Frequent everywhere, even in hedge-shorn wilds of High Suffolk at Monks Soham and Dennington, extending to Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Now very local and much declined, with only a few records a year and even some years where it is not seen at all in the county.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Both Bordered gothic and Feathered gothic have black wedge marks in the outer area of the forewing - these are lacking in the Gothic.

Habitat: Marshes, wet woodland, river valleys, gardens.

Recorded in 40 (69%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2023125TM28 - Mendham
20/07/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
17/07/2023125TM28 - Mendham
03/07/2022125TM28 - Mendham
22/06/2022225TM28 - Mendham
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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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