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Bordered Gothic
Sideridis reticulata
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Tholera decimalis
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Gothic
Naenia typica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2136 / 73.368

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 84 (60%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
27/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
07/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
27/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
22/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07

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