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Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Hebrew character (Orthosia gothica) is a species of moth in the family Noctuidae. It is found throughout Europe. The forewings of this species are greyish to rufous brown. Typically these are marked with a black mark shaped like the Hebrew letter Nun (נ). This is similar to the markings of the setaceous Hebrew character although the two species are not closely related. In this species this mark is sometimes split in two or even absent. The hindwings are grey.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats 265 England, United Kingdom  
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alnus glutinosa (European alder)[1]
Alnus incana (gray alder)[2]
Crataegus heterophylla (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Dasiphora fruticosa (shrubby cinquefoil)[1]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[2]
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[2]
Frangula alnus subsp. alnus (Glossy Buckthorn)[2]
Humulus lupulus (common hops)[2]
Lythrum salicaria (salicaire)[2]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[2]
Nothofagus alpina (Rauli Beech)[1]
Nothofagus obliqua (roble beech)[1]
Polygonum aviculare subsp. aviculare (prostrate knotweed)[2]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[2]
Prunus domestica (plum)[2]
Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)[2]
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)[1]
Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak)[2]
Ranunculus auricomus (Greenland buttercup)[2]
Ribes alpinum (alpine currant)[2]
Ribes nigrum (European black currant)[2]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[2]
Rumex crispus (narrowleaf dock)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Syringa chinensis (common lilac)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[1]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[1]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)8
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)8
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)7
Acronicta leporina (miller)5
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)5
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)11
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)7
Acronicta strigosa (Marsh Dagger)5
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)6
Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)6
Amphipyra pyramidea5
Anaplectoides prasina (green arches)6
Angerona prunaria8
Antitype chi (Grey Chi)5
Aphrophora alni (Alder Spittle Bug)5
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)5
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)5
Biston betularia (peppered moth)14
Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)8
Blepharita satura (Beautiful Arches)6
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)6
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)5
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)5
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)11
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)6
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)5
Carcina quercana5
Chloroclysta miata7
Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)5
Cleora cinctaria (Ringed Carpet)5
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)13
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)8
Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)5
Conistra rubiginea (Dotted Chestnut)5
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)9
Cosmia pyralina (Lunar-spotted Pinion)5
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)8
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)6
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)13
Diloba caeruleocephala5
Electrophaes corylata (Broken-barred Carpet Moth)5
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)5
Ennomos autumnaria (Large Thorn)6
Ennomos quercinaria (August Thorn)5
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)11
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)10
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)9
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)5
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)8
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)5
Euproctis similis6
Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)6
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)8
Gastropacha quercifolia (Lappet)5
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)8
Hemithea aestivaria (Common Emerald)5
Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet)5
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)6
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)7
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)9
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)10
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)5
Lithophane hepatica7
Lomographa temerata (Clouded Silver)6
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)12
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)6
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)7
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)10
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)6
Naenia typica (Gothic)9
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)5
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)5
Nola cucullatella (Short-cloaked Moth)5
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)5
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)11
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)9
Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone Moth)6
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)6
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)8
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)7
Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)5
Orthosia opima (Northern Drab)5
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)6
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)7
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)6
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)8
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)8
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)5
Polygonia c-album (Comma Butterfly)7
Psyche casta5
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)8
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)11
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)5
Smerinthus ocellata6
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)7
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)8
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)7
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)9
Yponomeuta padella (Common Hawthorn Ermel Moth)5
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)7

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access