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Gothic
Naenia typica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2136 / 73.368
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Worcester VC37.22/08/2008

Similar West Midlands Species
Bordered Gothic
Sideridis reticulata
Feathered Gothic
Tholera decimalis
Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon and declining resident.

A species of gardens, riverbanks, damp grassland.

Overwinters as a larva and adults come to light but more often to sugar.

Note Feathered Gothic has narrower wings, dark cross-lines and, in the male, a feathered antennae. It also flies later in the year.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2020139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
08/07/2020139SK00 - Brownhills/Chasewater
07/07/2020139SJ95 - Rudyard/Tittesworth
02/09/2019137SP13 - Broadway
26/07/2019137SO96 - Stoke Prior/Hanbury
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