Noctuidae: Noctuinae

10228 Gothic Naenia typica, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2136 (ABH73.368)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), cleavers (Galium aparine), sallows (Salix spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Apple (Malus domestica), buddleas (Buddlea spp.), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Waste ground, suburban habitats, damp habitats, wet meadows and marshes.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 8th July 2011
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 8th July 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bordered Gothic Sideridis reticulata (=Heliophobus)
Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis

Larva Type:
Grey, brown, green, red, black, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: