Seq # 902030310

Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 23, 2020, 7:11 p.m.


A common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Orthosiini > Genus: Orthosia > Subgenus: Semiophora > Species: Orthosia gothica
Vernacular names
Nunvlinder (NL), Hebrew Character (EN), La Gothique (FR), Gothica-Kätzcheneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 12.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Bionomics

Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; when conditions are mild, onwards from mid February till late May.


Observed on

Substrates:
Deciduous trees, Shrubs and Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants, shrubs and deciduous trees like Quercus, Betula, Crataegus, Salix, Vaccinium and Rumex.

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