Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica
(Linnaeus, 1758)Wingspan 30-35 mm.
Occurring in almost any habitat, this is a common species throughout.
The typical forms have a distinct black mark on the forewing, but some forms, especially in northern parts, have this mark the same as the ground colour, or even paler.
A typical Orthosia species, it flies in a single generation during March and April, and can be seen at sallow blossom, and regularly is attracted to light.
The larval foodplants are a number of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.