Orthosia gothica - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 15 March 2010
Orthosia gothica Adult


© Robin Howard

Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hebrew Character
La Gothique

Wingspan: 30-42mm

A univoltine species flying from December to the middle of May. Recorded everywhere, from all sites and habitats. A frequent and often abundant visitor to light and sugar.

The larva feeds on various trees and shrubs overwintering as a pupa.