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Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Orthosiini

A resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, but sometimes fairly common in deciduous woodland. Widespread and perhaps generally distributed, but local and irregular in any numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-March to late May. Larvae feed on loosestrife, meadow-sweet, dyer's greenwood, bog-myrtle and aspen, with egg-laying also noted on knapweed, bramble and bracken. (Pratt, 2011)

Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 16 iv 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Herstmonceux, 20 iv 2018
Photo: Mike Mullis
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 20 iv 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Scotney Estate, 12 iv 2019
Photo: Charles Waters
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Three Oaks, 22 iv 2019
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 16 iv 2015
Photo: Bob Foreman
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 30 iii 2011
Photo: Bob Foreman
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 29 iii 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, iii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ringmer, 18 iv 2009
Photo: John Luck

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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