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Hebrew Character
Orthosia gothica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2190 / 73.249

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring to both Common quaker and Hebrew character: Excessively abundant on sallow-blossom, and occasionally at light, throughout Suffolk.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Occasional records noted in late autumn and through the winter months until the main flight period from March. Overwinters as a fully formed adult in the pupa so no doubt early mild spells can prompt emergence. Has been noted on Sallow blossom in Suffolk fairly regularly. Larvae can be found on various trees in late spring.

Identification: The strong patterning on this species makes it unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024225TM04 - Hadleigh
13/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
13/05/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
12/05/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
12/05/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, bushes and trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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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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